Class Year

2019

Date

5-1-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Distinguished Thesis

Yes

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Department or Program

Physics

Second Department or Program

Art & Art History

First Advisor

Michael M. Kash

Second Advisor

Ann Roberts

Third Advisor

Rebecca Goldberg

Fourth Advisor

Ed Wesly

Abstract

A hologram is a complex diffraction grating made by recording the interference pattern of two electromagnetic radiation fields on a light-sensitive surface. Holography is the study of this process. While holograms have been used for many purposes, I will focus on holography’s role in the art world, through the examination of Lake Forest College’s hologram collection, and subsequent curation of the holography gallery. Holograms get almost no exposure today, but it seems that their aesthetically striking nature cannot be ignored by the art world, once presented. If holography were reintroduced to the art world (and perhaps the art world to the holographic community), conditions may be right for a “holographic renaissance,” especially considering the changes in artists’ and audiences’ mindsets and expectations over the time that holography has lain somewhat dormant. My objective for this gallery is to provide a space where this exposure can occur.

Language

English


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