My holography work investigates the
nature of language and its relationship to visuality, issues
that are of interest both to literature and the visual arts,
particularly as explored by experimental poetry and conceptual
art. I create what I call holographic poems, or holopoems, which
are essentially digital holograms that address language both
as material and subject matter.
I create visual texts which can only
signify upon the active perceptual and cognitive engagement on
the part of the reader or viewer. This ultimately means that
each reader "writes" his or her own texts as he or
she looks at the piece. My holopoems don't rest quietly on the
surface. When the viewer starts to look for words and their links,
the texts will transform themselves, move in three-dimensional
space, change in colour and meaning, coalesce and disappear.
This viewer-activated choreography is as much a part of the signifying
process as the transforming verbal and visual elements themselves.
Eduardo Kac spoke in Time
Versus Space, Holographic Kinetics