The Shrine of the Sacred Heart is a
pair of laser transmission holograms
housed inside a permanent enclosure at the northern transept
of St Brigid's
Catholic Church, Sydney, Australia. St Brigid's parish is administered
the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. The holograms emulate the
sources which accompany the Sacred Heart in the seventeenth century
of Saint Margaret Mary. These light sources are made manifest
in the first
hologram by translating and rotating sections of St Brigid's
concrete holographic subjects, and in the second hologram by
an interferogram of a heat plume.
Generally my art works provide an experience
which reconciles the personal
emotional realities of the individual and the torrent of technological
information networks in which the individual exists. The nexus
personal and the wider network is located for the viewer by means
temporal illusions of virtual images. In the case of the Shrine
Sacred Heart holograms the temporal illusions of past and 'presence'
simultaneously affront the viewer through the dual effects of
representation and simulation.
Further information: http://www.vislab.usyd.edu.au/gallery/paula
Paula Dawson spoke in Aesthetic