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Oblique Lean

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:12 Published in Holography

Title: Oblique Lean

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.


Oblique Lean is one of a series of pieces developed during the Summer Lodge 2015 residency which takes place each year within the fine art studios at Nottingham Trent University. 

Part of the 'peripheral view' group of works, it attempts to dislocate the viewer's initial connection with the holographic image.


Much of our visual engagement with our environment is 'peripheral' - images and sounds just 'outside' of our field of focus. 

When approaching the floor-based installation the image of the illuminated hologram is displayed live on a cubic, cathode ray video monitor.  The structure of the shuttered light, which illuminates both hologram, monitor and floor, reflects the spatial structure found within the hologram.

Moving through the exhibition space an observer walks into the viewing zone of the holographic image which displays its dimensional image.  At this point the live video image is no longer visible.


See also Three Spaces 2015


Point Addition - Mix

Wednesday, 01 January 1986 00:00 Published in Holography

Title: Point Addition - Mix

Date: 1986

Edition: Installation

Materials: Reflection hologram on glass, wood plinth, electronic dimmers, spot lights.

Size: Installation - Galler wall and floor - Hologram H 25.4 x W 20.32cm (10 x 8 inches)

Notes: An installation produced for Space Open Studios, Hackney.
During the late 1980's Andrew Pepper occupied a Space Studio in the London borough of Hackney.  The group of artists who worked in this old industrial building organised a series of "Open Studios" to showcase.

Point Addition - Mix used a previously produced hologram (Point Addition) which was hung upside down on the studio wall.  Holograms are normally hung so that the light needed to illuminate them can be shone onto them from the ceiling.  Here, it was possible to illuminate the piece from below.

Directly in front of the piece stands a wood plinth containing three narrow beam spotlights which shine up onto the hologram and allow its recorded image to be reconstructed.  On the plinth, where visitors would normally expect to find an object (using a traditional museum/gallery display vocabulary and expectation), were there rotary control knobs.  Each allowed a corresponding spotlight to be dimmed or turned of completely.

As holograms normally require a single source of light to reconstruct their recorded image, any extra light can cause disruption to the display - often resulting in multiple images or blurring.  Here this possible disruption is given to the observer who can add and subtract extra light to the display.  The result is a multiplication of the luminous 'dots' help in the holographic recording.  In effect the gallery visitor is given control and an opportunity to 'mix' points in space and therefore 'construct' their own 'structure' in real time and in three-dimensions.

Drawing Series

Thursday, 01 January 1987 00:00 Published in Holography

Title: Drawing Series

Date: 1987

Edition: Edition of 3

Materials: 5 Reflection hologram on glass, wood support, card.

Size: each holographic plate H 25.4 x W 20.32cm (10 x 8 inches)

Collection: MIT Museum, Boston, USA.

Notes: Produced with an artist-in-residency at the Museum of Holography during 1987, these 5 pieces offer a systematic exploration of a drawn cube each plate reducing the visible information as a way of testing visual tolerance and its resulting dimensional impact.

These pieces made up part of Pepper's fine art PhD submission to the University of Reading in 1988.

Drawing 1

Drawing 2

Drawing 3

Drawing 4

Drawing 5

PA Redrawn-Line

Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00 Published in Holography

Title: PA Redrawn-Line

Date: 2013

Edition: Unique

Materials: 20 Reflection holograms on glass.

Size: Installation 100 x 20 cm (approx.)

Notes: Based on previous floor works using multiple holograms, this piece was first shown in the Drawology group exhibition at the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK.


Each of the rectangular holograms are placed in a line, overlapping, covering and in a variety of orientations.

Illuminated from above by a strip of light directed vertically down onto the installation, the marks in each of the holograms appear and fade as an observer moves around the piece.

The marks (three different types) appear just above the glass plate on which they are recorded.


Over Shadowed

Monday, 01 January 1990 00:00 Published in Holography

Title: Over Shadowed

Date: 1990

Edition: Unique

Materials: Reflection hologram on glass

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

Collection: Private collection, USA.

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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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