Pictures from the Moon: Artists' Holograms 1969–2008
By Jenny Moore
The 1960s ushered in new technologies and new frontiers for image production. The development of laser technology in 1962 enabled the creation of holograms that displayed three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional surface. Artists were drawn to holography, hailed as a medium of the future that turned space inside out, for its spatial, volumetric, and sequential qualities, and to the creative possibilities it offered in contrast to photography, film, and early video. "Pictures from the Moon"—its title inspired by photographs of earth taken by astronauts on the first mission to the moon that also expanded our way of seeing—celebrates an alternative history of virtually unknown images by artists experimenting on the edge of visual technology. This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition.
New Museum; 2012; Softcover; 8.75" x 11.5"; 6 pp; fold-out; ISBN 9780985448547