ALASTAIR FRAZER
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THE GLUE FACTORY, GLASGOW
14TH SEPTEMBER- 6TH OCTOBER 2012

HOLOGRAPHY UNIT (ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART 1985 - '94)

 

 

Alastair Frazer - Holography Unit

 

DAZED & CONFUSED - October 2012 Issue - 'Tomorrow's World' by Susanna Davies- Crook
THE LIST - September 2012 - Issue 704 - 'Artbeat' - Q&A
THE SKINNY - September Issue - Preview - by Andrew Cattanach
OH COMELY - 'Holograms as Art' - October 2012 - by Rosanna Durham
CAR RADIO- CAR_03 - 'Hidden Depths' - November 2012 - by Naomi Pearce
THE SUNDAY HERALD - Preview
**MEDIA** Vimeo - accompanying exhibition video

 

 

THE GLUE FACTORY - GLASGOW

SEPTEMBER 14TH- OCTOBER 6TH 2012

The development of the laser in the 1960s began the journey for many of today's technologies-
the unprecedented exactness in its production of light waves, suddenly opening up whole new areas for experimentation.
For physicist Dennis Gabor, it importantly made practice of his theory of 'Holography' feasible.
The 'holograms' now produced were akin to a new type of photography-
able to render an uncanny 'virtual' 3D recreation, through capture of light wave interferences caused by a subject.

As popular culture of the 1980s began to harness and elaborate the huge technical innovations being made throughout physics-
especially into computing- a different future now seemed inevitable, with questions of the role of 'the virtual' ever more pressing.
In 1985, the Royal College of Art took the bold step of founding the world's first Fine Art Holography department.
This new MA course was established to give art students unprecedented access to industrial technology,
in order to lead the way in exploration and development of a new art form- one that was perhaps able to communicate new things about the present.

'Holography Unit' provides the first look back over the unexpected life and work of the department,
with the exhibition of over 40 holographic works produced by over 20 artists at the Kensington premises.
This retrospective- the first show in the Glue Factory's programme- also brings together historical and anecdotal material,
as well as looking to the contemporary implications and developments of the medium.

a project by Alastair Frazer

supported by Creative Scotland

accompanying event: Saturday 29th September-
For further details: http://www.thegluefactory.org/

image credit: 'Phoenix' by Jonathan Cope, courtesy of the Jonathan Ross Collection

 

Alastair Frazer - Holography Unit - Glue Factory

Alastair Frazer - Holography Unit _ Glue Factory

Alastair Frazer - Holography Unit _ Glue Factory

Alastair Frazer - Holography Unit - Glasgow

 

 

'Holography Unit (Royal College of Art 1985 - '94)' from Alastair Frazer on Vimeo.

 

 

Holography Unit, Glasgow from car on Vimeo.