accès général

[ index H ]



Beyond Illusion: Holography and the Media Arts

This is a challenge every generation of artists faces reaching into the medium, identifying, exploring, and creating out of its unique properties placing it in dialogue with the other arts and issues of the day. In the process making that work a compelling presence in our culture. And so my suggestion today is that holography again the medium employed by artists be placed in dialogue with the other arts, perhaps the best site being the multi-media installation. Those open forms employing a variety of media and materials, a laboratory of ideas and forms and collaborations showing holography as a means to extend these forms and ideas into new directions with the other arts. What I am suggesting is that the best work in the field needs to be framed by and engage in issues of today. The emerging recognition of installation work, the improved technologies of video and audio placed within the museum, collections and public spaces it offers a particular opportunity. It also requires care, time and education not to holography as a phenomenon or science of technology but to the artist's work. So that the visual language of holography becomes a poetics created by artists the basis of the work (the hand of the artist) not driven by technology. Holography should be part of the multi-media discourse, with film, video, audio, photography, and have its own visual language. This is the lesson of video and film as art forms the history of the past decades an example not to be imitated but to be chartered anew by you, the artists.

HANHARDT, John "Beyond Illusion: Holography and the Media Arts", dans Report International Congress on Art and Holography, Notre Dame, États-Unis (Indiana), Douglas E. Tyler, Saint Mary's College, 1990, p.46.

Dictionnaire des arts médiatiques
© 1996, Groupe de recherche en arts médiatiques - UQAM