What you'll do
In this experience you will make a hologram and have a inside tour of the exhibition Holographic Embodiment. The HoloCenter on Governors Island is an seasonal art center within a historic building. The Island is a short ferry ride from Manhattan or Brooklyn. Once a strategic military and coast guard base the Island is now home to arts, ecological research, and a stunning park on the harbor. We will start with snacks on the porch to get to know each other – these are small group experiences. I will then give you a tour of the holograms in the exhibition Holographic Embodiment learning about the artists who created the works and their techniques. In the laser studio each person will see how holograms are recorded and create their own hologram. We will then head upstairs to experience an interactive installation and draw within Augmented Reality. Our discussion will include different types of visual media and what makes images 'holographic'.
Hi, I'm a specialist in holographic imaging and the Creative Director of the Center for the Holographic Arts, HoloCenter in New York. My work with holograms combines physics, spatial design and storytelling. My artworks include animated holograms, multi-dimensional visual structures and installations that explore the emergent and resonant aspects of our experience. In the last few years I have moved away from making my own art to build the HoloCenter, engage in collaborative research, mentor artists and teach students about light and optics. As the staff curator at the HoloCenter I design exhibitions that enable a wide audience to engage with holographic concepts.
About the organization
Center for the Holographic Arts
To promote engagement with holographic artwork the Center for the Holographic Arts – HoloCenter develops and presents exhibitions at the seasonal HoloCenter on Governors Island and other pop-up venues. Our Space:Light and Pulse Laser Holography programs support artistic experimentation with spatial and optical media. We inspire and educate with workshops that combine art, science and technology.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Center for the Holographic Arts.
Snacks good energy makes for good holograms, the HoloCenter pantry is stocked with snacks
beverage On arrival you will be offered a hot or cold drink.
Holographic Film & everything you need to make a hologram
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Where you'll be
We will be at the HoloCenter an innovative art center in the historic postmasters house on Governors Island. The building is a historic landmark having hosted Mikhail Gorbachev and François Mitterrand. Governors Island lay empty for almost 10 years until it was opened to the public in 2005. The HoloCenter began operating a seasonal art center on the Island in 2014 and began restoring the postmasters house in 2016.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
If you have an object you would like to capture in your hologram, bring it. Sturdy light colored objects work well. The size on an oyster works well...or we have plenty in the treasure box.
Make your own hologram