You may have noticed that recently we've been talking quite a bit about holograms in the art world. We've seen holograms being used as a contemporary way to cover classic paintings, revamp popular 2D work, and even to archive live performances in a meaningful way. What's great about each of these examples is that they show how holograms can be used to enhance art that's already been presented to the world in a new and unique way.
But what about entire galleries specifically by and for holograms? Well I'm glad you asked!
Holographic Embodiment - New York, NY
Hosted by The Center for the Holographic Arts on NYC's Governor's Island, Holographic Embodiment is an exploration of the confluence of our physical and virtual bodies via holographic mediums. Work from a distinct cast of artists each use holograms to challenge our preconceived notions of consciousness and identity. We're proud to not only be a sponsor of this exhibition, but to be featuring our good friend Ikuo Nakamura's latest work–a volumetric film–in a Looking Glass for the duration of the exhibit.
Holographic Embodiment is open each weekend 11am-5pm until October 27th for free, so pay a visit and prepared to be blown away.
Fantasy Parameter Systems - Seattle, WA
Visual Artists Alexander Nagy and Alexander Miller were inspired to form SPACEFILLER out of a desire to create immersive and disorienting spaces using light as their primary medium. Fantasy Parameter Systems is SPACEFILLER's first solo gallery, and it invites guests to break the laws of physics in their own universe to rediscover the boundaries between stable and chaotic states of nature.
We're proud to be a sponsor of SPACEFILLER's first solo exhibition, and you can visit two unique pieces being displayed on Looking Glasses at the Glass Box Gallery (I know, right?) Thursday through Saturday, 12–5 pm for free.
We're excited to be a part of both galleries, and the blossoming world of holographic art as a whole. If you've got art that you're ready to debut in holographic form, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.