Sam Moree Shoko Tamai Art of Light performace with Ocaen Sky hologram at IRIDESCENCE


Working with divers materials – metal, stone, neon, plastic, paint, and glass, the sculpture echoes in a holographic window. Using stark, almost symbolic sculpture as a diving board to tumble into a holographic graffiti landscape.

I look at holography as a dance of balance – a Rosetta Stone – between Art and Science. The Primitive and the Sophisticated. The Past and the Future. A balancing beam of Light and Dark. At times the hologram is an arm of an image in search of its sculptural body, or the sculpture is a directing arrow to illusionary imagery. Other times they come together dancing on that balancing beam.

The image time-travels across the laser table. A black and white interference pattern is captured in a scientific chiaroscuro on this plate. This encoded “stone” translates reality into a dream illusion. My imagery works in and out of focus, becoming a peripheral, optical soup.

To capture the image, one must dance a near-tribal two-step which can be read as a mathematical equation forming different answers each time it is observed. Holography is my dance partner – with balance.

Sam Moree, 2019

Sam Moree is an artist who has brought together significant displays of holography, video and sculpture into his art for over 40 years.  A pioneer of art holography, his works create sweeping fields of light with dynamics achieved through layering and have individually been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. He draws viewers into a choreographed dance with the visual, revealing details and ever changing relationships of color and space, as he designs assemblages of these works and ties them into a unified composition.