A rich border culture is growing between
holograms and electronic media. Linking holography to computers
and video opens the way for responsive spaces. This way viewers'
movements can trigger dramatic changes in holographic images,
projections and sound. A space becomes a living film, and observers
In the work on this card, a hologram
of flames stands in a store window on a pedestrian shopping street
in Cologne, Germany. A video camera trained on the sidewalk outside
captures pedestrians' feet as they pass, projecting them onto
the hologram inside, so that the pedestrians appear to be walking
through fire. The pedestrians are lifted from a daily, commonplace
context, into another, where they appear to pass safely through
trials by fire and physical danger.
The work contains an open invitation
to the viewer, a framework of possibilities that the viewer completes.
The experience has a stimulus to transcend the personal and solitary,
to engage in a social arena.
By cross-pollinating new media, idea,
emotion and technology converge in weightless story-spaces where
we can walk through the walls between the mind and the senses.
Doris Vila spoke in Mixed
Media Installations, Holography Across Media Boundaries