Reliquaries
DCG Holography, various dimensions
2015

Reliquaries is a series of experimental DCG holograms, using light refracted light to draw simplified images of Catholic martyrs. The project compares the labour intensive process of analogue holography in contemporary art to the arcane worship involved in Christian Catholicism. Far from a futuristic aesthetic, holographic technology predates the entrance of the screen by decades. MIT, Chicago, and Toronto had world-renowned research programs in applications of holography, in time to be completely forgotten with the superiority of the screen. In an era of screen-based imagery, the preciousness of holography outweighs its use; comparatively the reliquaries of Saints recognized a value in the preservation of antiquated knowledge.