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Andrew Pepper

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Title: Light Support

Date: 1987

Edition: Unique

Materials: Reflection hologram on glass, industrial 'G' clamp.

Size: H14 x W10.5 cm (4 " x 5")

Notes: Produced for the Works for Shelves exhibition held at Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge, UK, in 1987.

The works highlights the unseen 'support' usually placed at the back of a photographic frame and used to keep the frame upright.
Here, this support is recorded holographically onto the glass plate it should be supporting.  

This is a visual and theoretical 'support' with no physical validity or mechanical rigour.  For the piece to 'stand upright' it needs some other mechanical support, in this case a metal 'G' clamp which is in clear view.

 

The holographic 'support' is only visible when light falls onto the glass plate on which it has been recorded. If the light is extinguished does the  support stop supporting?

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Andrew Pepper works with projected light, holography and installation.  Based in the UK,  he has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions internationally and is a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University where he teaches into the BA (Hons) fine art course, the Master of Fine Art course and acts as a PhD examiner.

 

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