Photo Credit: Andrew Pepper
“Vertical Liquid Supported” is a small, rectangular reflection hologram on glass, purpose-cut from a larger plate.The hologram stands upright, unframed, supported by an industrial metal ‘G’ Clamp.The image, within the hologram, is the shadow of liquid protruding slightly from the glass surface. As viewers change their point of view, the shadows display a kinetic effect, undulating in response to the observer’s own movement.Earlier works with holography have attempted to interrogate that ‘acceptable’ mode of display and place holographic images, raw and unframed, in spaces and environments where other methods of support become integral to the installation.Vertical Liquid Supported strips down the visual mechanics of holography to its basics. The image of the shadow of liquid protrudes slightly beyond the surface of the rectangular glass plate - a tentative insurgence into the viewers’ domain (your space). There has been human intervention in the form of a swiped finger mark curving across the centre of the piece which disturbs the liquid and recording process, moving it slightly ‘away’ from an analytical demonstration.These marks are manifest entirely through the technical process of holographic recording. Shadows of liquid cannot exist, unsupported, in ‘our space’, yet they have an elegant familiarity reminiscent of marks on fogged and condensated windows. The rectangular holographic plate is exposed in its entirety, unframed, and held vertical by use of an industrial ‘G’ clamp.
14 x 10.4 x 0.03
Reflection holography on glass, metal 'G' clamp