Das erste internationale

Expertensymposium im 3D Bereich.

3D-Symposium 2012 3D-Festival 2011
Multiplex and Digital Holography
Dr. Martina Mrongovius

Holograms allow for the recording and replay of spatially dependent imagery. Conventionally, holograms have been used to display a view into 3-dimensional space — a static scene captured through a window of perspective. In contrast, a multiplex or digital hologram divides this window, so that a viewer moving around perceives a montage of perspectives, superimposed to create the holographic scene.

This presentation explores a number of methods for producing multiplex and digital holograms along with the compositional possibilities of montaging spatial perspective. I will show a how number of installations ultalise the spatial dynamics of multiplexed holographic scenes to creatively explore the dimensions of visual experience.

Curriculum Vitae

Martina Mrongovius creates installations with multiplexed (spatially-animated) holograms. Her holographic scenes are composed of hundreds of photographs and video, capturing urban adventures of intertwined movement and psychological forces.

Collaborating with artists and groups, namely – Banditfox, Flux Factory, Swimming Cities and Brooklyn Pirates - Mrongoviusʼ art practice encourages people to explore place and active perception. These projects include a quantum physics inspired comic book adventure game ʻthe wave collapsesʼ created with her sister Alice and played across Melbourne for the 2006 Next Wave Festival in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games.

Mrongoviusʼ major exhibitions are developed through experimentation with holography. ʻHover...ʼ (2004 Next Wave Festival, Melbourne) transformed a gallery into a workshop where mechanical contraptions scanned holograms to laser project her stop-motion animations of a dragonfly-creature. This project was also an honours thesis in Applied Physics. ʻInto the Holographic Landscapeʼ (Center for the Holographic Arts, New York 2006) presented multiplex holograms of strangely familiar urban landscapes complied using photographs and 3d mapping. The ʻWeʼre all lookingʼ project and series of holograms explored how the multiple perspectives from a group of photographers can be choreographed into holographic scenes (Bus Gallery, Melbourne 2007/8). By linking (and transforming) the movement of the viewer to a visually suggested protagonist she created a body of work shown as ʻExplorations of the Holographic Gazeʼ (Gallery 175, Seoul 2010) that was also key to her doctoral exhibition ʻThe Emergent Holographic Sceneʼ (PostX, Ghent, 2011).

Mrongovius is an assistant professor of holography and light art at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne and the creative director of the Center for the Holographic Arts, New York. She curates exhibitions and events (often in strange places) as well as developing a number of hologram printing facilities, including the Korean HOLOcenter, Seoul. Mrongovius just finished a PhD by project about her use of movement in holographic image design through the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, RMIT University.