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'You are here' landscape installation
Author(s): Paula H. Dawson
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Paper Abstract

The work in progress, "You Are Here" is the first in a series of site - specific holographic installations dealing primarily with the representation of nature in contemporary culture. The work will be experienced in three modes. The Site, the Non Sites, and the Event. The Site: A beach on the north eastern coast of Australia is the main site where a stereogram depicting sea level changes over the past 2.5 million years will be seen by moonlight. The stereogram will be shown on the same beach for the next 2.5 million years. Non-Sites: In-door venues where copies of the stereogram will be viewed mounted to the wall of a small lounge room type set. Event: A satellite transmission of the lunar illumination of the stereogram and the landscape on its first viewing will be seen at all the non-site venues. By the relationship of events, sites, and images which comprise "You Are Here", the viewer is placed at the centre of two vast time spans which reach out in opposing directions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1600, Intl Symp on Display Holography, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57785
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Paula H. Dawson, Australian Museum (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1600:
Intl Symp on Display Holography
Tung H. Jeong, Editor(s)

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