Holography without frames: Sculptural installations incorporating ‘drawn’ elements

Andrew Pepper
Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

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Since its adoption by artists, shortly after the process became practical in the 1960’s, holography has struggled to be accepted as a legitimate medium within the visual arts. A number of key milestones, during the early developmental process of creative holography, are acknowledged with reference to sparse but significant critical discussions. The value of ‘traditional’, framed, wall-based display is explored and a number of sculptural installations by the author, which have attempted to question this method of presentation, are discussed. Floor-based installations, which involve the integration of drawn holographic elements within site-specific locations, are examined.