Using Holography and LEDs to Make Art

A while back, I had the opportunity to visit the studio of San Francisco artist Christine Remy, who creates holographic portraits and LED sculptures. Much of her art is subtle and contemplative, however, she has two projects that I found striking and even emotionally jarring. ¬†One is a series of holographic portraits that are larger than life. The video doesn’t go into the details (and shows only one portrait), but the holographic series is composed of three-dimensional, animated images of a trio grieving women. As you move around the portraits, you get a different perspective of the women’s faces and their grief.

The other project is a persistence-of-vision piece in which a line of LEDs projects a life-sized image of a girl into air. It’s eerie because you can only catch glimpses of the girl out of the corner of your eye. Her presence if fleeting; it feels like you’re sharing the room with a ghost.

I kept the video short, trying to highlight as many projects as possible, but in doing so, I only touched on the wide range of Remy’s art, her motivation, and the technology behind it. If you’re interested in seeing more of her work, you can go to If you’re in San Francisco, I highly recommend a visit to her studio in the Mission District–the best way to experience her art is to see it in person.

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