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Three - Nine

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:07 Published in Holography

Title: Three - Nine

Date: 2016

Materials: 35mm slide + projector, gallery plinths, illuminated wall, digital reflection hologram,

Size: Gallery Installation

Notes: Developed from explorations initiated in the Summer Lodge 2015 residency at Nottingham Trent University.
29th June - 10th July 2015. 
Subsequent staging and testing at Primary Studio's Film Free and Easy, October 2015.


Installed as part of the Alternative Document Exhibition, Project Space Plus, Lincoln, UK, the piece incorporates three 35mm slide projectors, each projecting a single image of a rectangle (and bisecting line) onto the gallery wall.

Other work with the 'three planes' digital hologram has been undertaken in a variety of locations.


The Alternative Document

Friday, 26 February 2016 10:47 Published in Group Exhibitions

The Alternative Document exhibition runs alongside an international symposium of the same name, which brings together artists working in performance and the documentation of events/activities/moments. 

A new work, 'Three - Nine', by Andrew Pepper, has been included in the exhibition, at the University of Lincoln's Project Space Plus, and brings together recent experimentation and exploration around the unsupported mark, there-ness and the peripheral view.

More details about 'Three - Nine' available here.

Curated by Dr. Angela Bartram, the exhibition includes key works in photography, holography, video, text, performance, audio, sculpture, neon and projection. 

Project Space Plus
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK.

Participating artists:

Bartram O'Neill
Tim Etchells
David Brazier & Kelda Free
Hectgor Canonge
Rachel Cherry
Luce Choules
Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton
Kate Corder
Chris Green & Katheryn Owen
Louise K Wilson
Jordan McKenzie
Rochelle Haley


Exhibition dates:  12th February – 11th March, 2016

Alternative Document Exhibition

Friday, 26 February 2016 10:34 Published in News

A new work by Andrew Pepper has been installed in the Alternative Document Exhibition, curated by Dr. Angela Bartram, along with an accompanying symposium at the university of Lincoln, UK.

'Three - Nine', 2016 is made up of three 35mm slide projectors (on gallery plinths) which illuminate the gallery wall and a centrally positioned digital hologram.

More details about the exhibition can be found here.

More details about 'Three - Nine' can be found here.

Installation view of The Alternative Document Exhibition showing video installation by Hector Canonge in the foreground and Andrew Pepper's installation, projecting onto the gallery wall ,in the background.



Monday, 08 September 2014 15:36 Published in Holography

Title: Lean

Date: 2014

Materials: Digital hologram and shuttered theatrical spotlight

Size: Hologram H 25.4 x W 20.32cm (10 x 8 inches)

Installation: Gallery floor/wall

Notes: First show in Drawology, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University, UK.
Mon 26 September - 26 October 2014.


 Lean 1


This is the first time Pepper has used a digital holographic production process.  The 'image/object' within the holographic plate existed, initially, as a series of 'points' within an online 'cloud' 3-D model system.  

The resulting physical hologram, on plastic, was produced as a 'test' towards the end of 2013.  A way for Pepper to begin to explore the digital process and locate a 'space' and production method which reflected his earlier spatial 'drawings'.


Lean 2


It reiterated some of the hand-drawn works produced in the late 1980's and early 90's, being made up of multiple, individual, points of lights (which in the digital version are 'hogels' - the equivalent of holographic 'pixels').  There is a direct connection between this digital work and Point Addition, an earlier work using much larger points of light separated into five distinct levels in space.


Lean 3



Like many of Pepper's works, they 'sit' in the studio for long periods before being incorporated into installations, and it was not until the summer of 2014 that this first digital experiment became one of the key elements within the 'Lean' installation.

During the Summer Lodge research residency (an annual event at Nottingham Trent University), Pepper had an opportunity to work with large gallery/workshop spaces incorporating theatrical lighting, and it was during this research in July, that the combination of positioning, lighting and angled display was formulated.

Lean was shown for the first time in Drawology at the Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University, UK.

An act of spontaneous placement, propped up 'on the way' to the gallery wall, yet installed with conviction.  The marks become framed by their location and the rectangle of light which makes the work visible.



Vertical Overlap - Drawn Transfer

Sunday, 01 September 2013 00:00 Published in Holography

Title: Vertical Overlap - Drawn Transfer

Date: 2013

Materials: Reflection holograms on glass, wood, plastic.

Size:  26.3 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm, (10.3 x 10 x 8 inches)


During 1999 Pepper began reducing the size of the holographic elements within his works.  Partly as a way of exploring the relative impact the holograms had on the overall work or installation, and partly because of an interest in the 'reduced mark' and a way of working which might be more subtle than the more traditional "poke you in the eye" phenomenon which holography has certainly embraced.



Here, in Vertical Overlap - Drawn Transfer, two vertical reflection holograms on glass face each other as they protrude from a low-fi composite wooden base.

Each contains the pseudoscopic image of the shadow of water - dark marks which undulate and shift as an observer moves past them.  These motifs have been used by Pepper in earlier works and are particularly evident in Vertical Liquid Supported (shown in Seoul and New York) and Light Liquid which was included in the Miniments exhibition during 2011.

In both of these earlier works Pepper became increasingly interested in the 'peripheral' view - the moment when the 'content' of the hologram becomes visible or 'winks' out of existence.  There are times when the holographic element of the installations is not visible at all - requiring a change of location by the observer until they are at a different viewing angle and the image from the hologram becomes visible.



In this piece that act of 'not seeing' is taken to an extreme.  Illuminated by two lights, the images from each hologram are reconstructed in a 'traditional' way and in keeping with the optics of the recorded holograms except their images (dark marks) are reconstructed within the space opposite which is occupied by the other hologram.  It is not actually possible to 'see' the holographic images (a slight flash of a mark or light can be seen).  The piece is entirely promissory and based specifically on the reconstruction geometry of the holographic process and how that is used for display.






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, as a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University, he taught on the BA (Hons) fine art course, the Master of Fine Art course and has acted as a PhD examiner for a wide range of key project-based research submissions.


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