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Film Free and Easy

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:51 Published in News

An installation with 35mm slide and reflection hologram was included as part of Film Free and Easy at Primary Studios, Nottingham. 
The second in a series of evening projection presentations.

Andrew Pepper installed this piece alongside a sound installation by Claire Davies. 

More details here.

Film Free and Easy – Primary Studios

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:40 Published in Group Exhibitions

Installation with projected 35mm slide and hologram.


Curated by Frank Abbott one of Primary’s resident artists, this was the second in a series of one-night installation evenings located across the various spaces at Primary. 

This October edition featured holograms, super 8, sound works, digital videos, found footage – projected and displayed using walls, objects, phones, TVs and screens.

It was also a chance to catch up with the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition, part of which was on show at Primary.

The structure of the event was based submission of work and the audience bringing along the material that would be shown.


A developmental piece which began as part of the 2015 Summer Lodge, a two week residency within the fine art studios at Nottingham Trent University, during July.

Featuring work by: Sara Bonaventura, Craig Parr, Jane Wheat, Kirsty Birtwistle, Sue Ansell, Emily Simpson, Claire Davies,,Laura O’connor, Emily Warner and Gavin Rogers, Frank Abbott, Yelena Popova, Wayne Burrows, Reece Straw, Julian Hughes, Amir Ghazi-Noory, Yvonne Lake, Andrew Pepper.

More details: www.weareprimary.org

Exhibition dates:  22nd October 2015



Three Planes Transected

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:09 Published in Holography

Title: Three Planes Transected

Date: 2015

Materials: Digital hologram, 35mm slide + projector

Size: Hologram 29 x 29 cm

Installation: Gallery wall

Notes: Produced within the Summer Lodge 2015 residency at Nottingham Trent University.
29th June - 10th July 2015.


The digital hologram containing three distinct planes of light, each punctuated by a rectangular hole, is displayed in a traditional format on the gallery wall.

Light from a 35mm slide is projected across the space to illuminate the holographic rectangle.


The location and structure of the plinth, which supports the 35mm slide projector, is integral to the installation, offering a 'barrier' between the observer and the observed.

There are a series of questions raised around the nature of the illumination.  Is the projector projecting the image, seen in the hologram, in a traditional manner?  Where is the image located?  Within the hologram, within the projector or some space between the two?



Attempting to view the holographic image 'head on', at the point where traditional vanishing point perspective would become operative, caused the observer to obscure the illuminating source effectively 'switching off' the holographic image. 

The use of semi-redundant technology (slide projector) as an integral aspect of the installation, alongside advanced imaging technology (digital holographics) and the vocabulary of gallery installation (through wall-based and museum plinths) attempt to raise question around the misconception of how holographic images are ‘projected’ and their 'place' in a display culture.

See also Curved 2001



Elevated Voids

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:50 Published in Holography

Title: Elevated Voids

Date: 2015

Materials: Digital hologram, shuttered theatrical spotlight

Size: 29 x 29 x 60 cm

Installation: Gallery floor

Notes: Produced within the Summer Lodge 2015 residency at Nottingham Trent University.
29th June - 10th July 2015.

In the centre of a darkened space the rectangular hologram is displayed supported by a thin wooden plinth, illuminated directly from above by a shuttered theatrical spotlight.

Light falls onto the holographic surface, which in turn casts a shadow onto the floor below.  The installation is part of the 'peripheral view' group of works, which attempts to dislocate the viewer's initial connection with the holographic image.



From the initial approach to the work the image in the hologram is not visible, only the structural arrangement which supports the holographic space.



As the viewer changes their point of observation and moves within the vertical viewing zone of the hologram, a series of three planes, each with a rectangular space, becomes visible.

One of these virtual surfaces 'sits' directly on the picture place of the hologram's surface, one protrudes into the observer's space and the third recedes into the hologram's space.



Three Spaces

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:40 Published in Holography

Title: Three Spaces

Date: 2015

Materials: Digital hologram, video camera, video monitor, and shuttered theatrical spotlight

Size: Hologram 29 x 29 cm

Installation: Gallery floor

Notes: Produced within the Summer Lodge 2015 residency at Nottingham Trent University.
29th June - 10th July 2015.

The first iteration of this installation which displays a live feed of the image from a digital hologram to a video monitor.  Part of the 'peripheral view' group of works, it attempts to dislocate the viewer's initial connection with the holographic image. 


The hologram, normally displayed like 'traditional' graphics on a wall is place, here, flat onto the gallery floor and illuminated from above by a framed theatrical spotlight.  This tight rectangle of light illuminates the dark surface of the holographic recording.

On entering the installation viewers are presented with both this dark floor-based rectangle (with no discernible image visible) and a live video image of the hologram shown on a cubic video monitor.

The video monitor is illuminated by a small light source to generate a distinct shadow (a dark representation of a cube) onto the space in front of the screen.



The image in the holographic rectangle is visible when standing close to the surface of the hologram where three levels of 'surface', each punctured by a rectangular 'hole', can be seen.

See also Oblique Lean 2015



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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