The image printed on this card is of
a slide taken with a photographic
camera. The photographed scene is a Sénoufo sculpture
simply and viewed through a large holographic optical element
- a lens. This
'window' gives two images of the statue, one rainbow, the other
white. According to the position of the elements, we can see
both images at
the same time, but it is possible to favour either of them, as
particular rainbow view.
These words describe a succession of
actions and events which are not the
event - the experience "African Memories". When I wrote
this, on November
17th 1998, the sky was embellished by the Leonides 'rain'. To
spectacle of these shooting stars is an unrepeatable experience.
about it, or seeing recorded images, is no longer the event.
Holography is a powerful means to master
the wave front from the light of
events. For the artist the potential is huge, but we do not know
yet... and this is like these beautiful meteorites.
François Mazzero spoke
in Mixed Media Installations, Holography Across Media Boundaries