Holo Buddhas: Holography (’03)
12/16/2003 Hallway Reel Show, Gallery 525, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1/28/2005 City Selection: Art from the Galleries, Chicago Tourism Center
[Holo Buddha I, 2003] Denysiuk Reflection Hologram, Double Exposure 4″ x 5″ Slavich PFG-01 plates developed with CWC2 and Pyrochrome Bleach. Experimented with a double exposure reflection
“Once Chuang Tzu dreamed he was a butterfly, a fluttering butterfly. What fun he had, doing as he pleased! He did not know he was Tzu. Suddenly he woke up and found himself to be Tzu. He did not know whether Tzu had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly had dreamed he was Tzu. Between Tzu and the butterfly there must be some distinction. This is what is meant by the transformation of things.”
-Chuang Tzu (286 BCE) Translated by Patricia Ebrey
My holographic work can only be completed and made meaningful by viewers. When a viewer stands in front of each hologram piece and try to move their body to look at it, the holographic image of the Buddha transforms, moves in three-dimensional space and appears and disappears. It changes its form, color and meaning based on each viewer.
[Two Faces, 2003] Denysiuk Reflection Hologram, Single Exposure 4″ x 5″ Slavich PFG-01 plates developed with CWC2 and Pyrochrome Bleach. Experimented with two light sources
In the “Holo Buddha” series, a statue of the Buddha is placed on top or behind each hologram. The Buddha silently observes himself within the hologram in an infinite temporal loop, as the hologram links the contemplative figure with the process of its production and reception. The viewer, suddenly seeing their reflection in the mirror, realizes that their own image has been projected onto the mirror in front of them with the ‘Holo Buddha’.
[Holo Buddha II, 2003] Denysiuk Single Beam Reflection Hologram (Motion Side Up) 4″ x 5″ Slavich PFG-01 plates developed with CWC2 and Pyrochrome Bleach