Southwood Holography Laboratories Artist in Residence

Southwood Holographics AIR

The Artist In Residence program at Southwood Holographics provides artists with the tools and support to create many types of holograms. Located on a stunning Southwood Estate in the Mid-Hudson region of New York the residency enables engagement with holographic art and concepts.

Applications are now open for residencies starting in the Fall of 2021. Thanks to support from the NEA we are able to provide materials a $1000 stipend and accommodation for one artist (or group) between October 2021 and May 2022.

The selected artist will be granted up to one month to produce their artwork. We have a team of dedicated and technically proficient artists and technicians who are developing the program and will work beside the artist.

The proposed project could be a single work or a limited series of holograms.

At Southwood we can produce holographic stereograms that allow for movement and images from outside the laboratory. This enables the control both the spatial and temporal dimensions of the imagery.

We will work with artists to generate, capture and composite an image sequence for hologram printing. Artists can use the onsite film studio equipped with cameras, turntable, lights and grip equipment and a range of digital 3D graphics and compositing tools for the production of their holographic image sequences.

Southwood Holographics has produced cylindrical ‘Lloyd Cross’ 120 and 360 degree rainbow holographic stereograms and ‘Rudie Berkhout’ style flat stereograms. We use Bill Molteni’s method for creating black and white and color holograms. We are expanding the studio to include John Perry’s system to create large format white light transmission holograms, and will communicate with artists when this process is available.

In the laboratory of inanimate objects we can produce transmission, white light transmission and reflection holograms where there is no movement.

Artists who we worked with in the past helped innovate new types of holograms. The Dancer by Nora Guthrie was filmed with a high speed camera to capture leaps without distortion. Rudie Berkhout’s Flowers Opening innovated the use of time-lapse photography. Dan Schweitzer’s Movie Theater combined a white light transmission hologram of an audience with a Llyod Cross hologram of the artist on the movie screen reaching into the audience. Aaron Kurzen combined holograms with his sculptures that placed the three dimensional holograms in co-existing space with sculptural elements.

Rudie Berkhout’s Flowers Opening (1977) 120° integral stereogram (Multiplex), 6 in x 9 in

Project proposals should be 1-2 pages and include the following:
– Artist introduction
– Description of project
– Your experience in art, holography, or related field

Proposals will be accepted between 6/1/2021 – 9/1/2021.
Production of artist holograms begins from 9/20/21
Please email your proposals to Hart Perry: Hartperryfilms@gmail.com

The Southwood Holographics AIR program is a collaboration between the HoloCenter and Southwoood Holographics. Stay tuned for upcoming artist workshops.