“Expanded Relief (Holographic Meditations)” presented by Ribeiro, Buchanan and Reial


Session Title:

  • Hybridisation and Purity (Short Papers)

Presentation Title:

  • Expanded Relief (Holographic Meditations)




  • The work presented here is a tribute to Hélio Oiticica’s radical series of red and yellow ‘Spatial Relief’ (1960) dialoguing with Moholy-Nag’s attempts to create sculptures that would inhabit  space without a support. Exploring the concept of ‘expanded cinema’ (specifically the idea of ‘Cybernetic Cinema’), in ‘Expanded Relief: Holographic Meditations’ (2018), the illusion of tridimensionality generated by optical physics, in a configuration similar to the Pepper’s Ghost technique, expands the algorithmic images produced in processing. The red color subtle  differentiations in the illusionary volumes, the geometric irregularity and variation, are resultants from movements and superpositions of shapes algorithmically conceived and animated. The installation is an invitation to meditate on the subtle existence of the image and the role of the observation in creating reality

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