A Holographic Collaboration

Dr Ana Maria Nicholson
United States

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In the Fall oF 87 Rudie Berkhout and myself started a very intense and fruitful collaboration producing a series of holographic art pieces that were experimental but that reflected our different artistic sensibilities. The masters were made in my portrait studio in the Museum of Holography in New York using a pulse laser and later transferred in my Long Island City studio. These pieces were shown at the Holocenter in 2009 and poignantly, it was the last show that Rudie had while he was alive.

My paper details the process of an artistic collaboration, its pitfalls and advantages, its conflicts and compromises. It will illuminater the creative process that from two separate and very different streams melded into beautiful and evocative art.