Martina Mrongovius, 2009
A Map of Here & There – Martina Mrongovius, 2009
600 x 480 mm, 20 squares of holographic film and sticky tape
This map was created from video, photographs and drawings that together depict Martina’s travel to work in both New York and Köln. The whole image cannot be seen from a single view. To read the pieces and animation the viewer must move around, back and forth. This assemblage of image through movement is what the artist is exploring with her holographic artwork.
A Map of Here & There was created for the iMotion seminar at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM) in collaboration with Paese Museo, Sansperate.
A hologram is a physical structure of varying optical density that diffracts light into the image. This hologram has one direction of spatial information - as you move side to side you can see into different frames of the animation. If you move up and down the colours of the image will change. This is because the light is being diffracted which spreads the different wavelengths (colours) out into a spectrum.
Martina Mrongovius (http://www.martina-m.com) works at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (http://www.khm.de) and the Center for the Holographic Arts, New York (http://www.holocenter.org). She has exhibited widely including holographic installations at the Flux Factory in New York, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Santiago, Bus Gallery in Melbourne and the Korean HOLOcenter in Seoul. She is currently undertaking a PhD with the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.