One-day Holography Course at Penumbra with Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon
April 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
$75 registration fee, Penumbra members receive 15% off
Penumbra Foundation, 36 East 30th Street, New York NY 10016
photograph: "Bibliography", Wenyon & Gamble, 1992. 54 holograms of books, selected from the Art Library of the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. Shown exhibited in 'Installation Age' at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, June 11 to 23, 1992.
A hologram is a three-dimensional image recorded onto a photographic emulsion on glass-plate or film, using a laser. This course is for those wishing to engage with the medium as an art form.
During the course you will see the set up required to build a hologram ‘camera’. Despite the fact that holography in general requires stability, you will discover how to succeed in recording a hologram on the upper floor of a nineteenth-century, NYC building.
In between exposing and processing plates during the day, the artists will explain the history and oddities of this Cold-War technology and how artists gained access to this medium. The course will review the various techniques and laboratories used by artists since the mid-1960s.
Wenyon & Gamble have collaborated since 1983, and have exhibited at the Photographers’ Gallery, London; MagnanMetz Gallery, NYC; The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Perspektief, Rotterdam; the MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge, Mass.; The Whitney Museum of American Art; the ZKM Center for Art & New Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; The Tate, Liverpool, UK; and The Victoria & Albert Museum, London.