Time, Space and Movement

Publication: Time, Space and Movement

Time, Space and Movement was held originally at Peterborough Digital Arts Gallery between 2005-09-16 and 2005-09-30.

Digital holography is arguably the most advanced form of visual recording to date. But are holograms "mere" recordings of objective visual reality or creative artefacts capable of expression, interpretation and deception?

The same question was asked of photography in the early 19th century. Dismissed originally by artists as a mechanical recording medium, it became in the hands of pioneers such as Bresson and Brandt a subtle artistic tool capable of the most delicate expression and artful deception.

Skilfully selective framing of the image, manipulation of objects and lighting in the scene can transform the banal into the dramatic or reduce the sinister to the mundane. Postproduction techniques can add to the deception, as illustrated by Victorian snapshots of fairies and spirits and the "un-existing" of political rivals by Stalin in the Soviet Union.

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