Driven II, 1985
- Michael Snow
- Driven II
- Dimensions and medium
- Hologram by transmission and color photography on painted wood panel, white light, 317.5 × 152.4 × 198.1 cm (dimensions of the installation)
- Artwork description
- Michael Snow’s holographic installation, Driven II, was initially conceived as part of an environment titled The Spectral Image, presented at Expo ’86 in Vancouver. Located in a former locomotive repair hangar called the Round House, the installation included approximately fifteen sculptural works with holographic components, and gave a brief history of transportation and communication systems. Driven II depicts a blue painted car door with a holographic image of a driver whose elbow extends toward the viewer. The work offers a visual reflection on pictorial and sculptural space, on the fusion of the real with the illusion of three-dimensionality through the impalpable matter of light, and the particular relationship that holography creates between the viewer and the image.
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