Stress Topography Series

Interferometric Holographic Art by Al Razutis 1983-84


Field

Mastered as two-color and two-channel interferometric hologram
Installation sculpture or wall display by Al Razutis, 1983
Interferometric white-light multi-color transmission hologram

'Field' - wall or free hanging display
FIELD - hanging  installation in frame - by Al Razutis

'Field'- installation sculpture - volume
FIELD - installation in glass cube - by Al Razutis

Illustration: 'Field' - Wall framed or free-hanging display showing depth/volume and mixing of colors and contour lines

'FIELD' - Hologram-Interferogram - Al Razutis 1983

Mastered as interferometric hologram,
Exhibited as 30x40cm (12in. x 16in.), 2-color 2-channel White-light transmission (rainbow) hologram
Produced by Al Razutis (hands on) in association with Fringe Research (Michael Sowdon)
Collection of the artist, private collections;

'Field' - Installation glass sculpture containing holographic depth/volume
color mixing and volume mixing via varying points of view

'FIELD' installation shot - glass cube installation  - Hologram-Interferogram - Al Razutis 1983

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The use of interferometry to create holographic art:

"Interferometry is typically employed by scientists and engineers in 'non-destructive testing' of various materials to detect 'flaws'. It was of interest to me as a tool to create a 'visual music' by superimposing two states in time, one 'at rest' and one 'tuned' by me with a preciseness gleamed from several years of experimentation.

It is also a technique for 'visualizing' the interference of wavefronts of light from two states of materials, or two sources of coherent light, and which I term 'disturbances in time'. I call it visual 'music' because the process is directly related to 'tuning an instrument and playing it' and creating a 'harmony' that is propagated visually (holographically) and is seen as a combination of interfering waves and wave-fronts. And it is pleasing to the eye. I call it 'art' because this process and this work is 'as artistic as music can be', as art of the viewing and holographically recording interfering 'waves in space' can be, and because it was intended as art by me, not an experiment in engineering, or an accident in holography.

CONCEPT: This interferometric holographic work is based on the very concept of 'holography', its nature and its unique form of expression of space and 'disturbance in time'.

PROCESS: The two 'points' (or poles of disturbance) in 'Field' are superimposed in time, and the interferometric holograms, rendered as a white-light 'rainbow' (H2) hologram (framed above) using S. Benton techniques, were done with manual precision (the twisting of a screw at a time) for the tuning that was required in my imagined result. To me these are creations in 'the tuning of disturbances' in time and in space.

EXHIBITION: This work can be exhibited as a rear-lit or front-lit (with mirror back) 'white-light transmission' (Rainbow) hologram, in one or both modes: a suspended hanging plate, a wall-hanging (mirror-backed mode). Its preferred mode of exhibition is as a 'sculpture', a cube or cuboid of glass with hologram inclined at approx. 45 degrees and back-lit with point-source white light. The sculptural presentation more directly presents the 'spatial characteristics' of the interfering 'contour lines' and the 'mixing' of colors and forms of the two 'sources'/hologram masters which comprise the work." (Al Razutis)

Illustrated text on interferometric holograms by Razutis: contour.html.

Exhibited internationally, and at
"3D Con" Stereo 3D Conference 2012, Costa Mesa, USA,"Deja Vu" Exhibition 2010, Vancouver, Canada,
"Images in Time and Space" (traveling exhibition - Montreal, Ottawa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, 1987-2002),
"Classic Suite and Other Stories..." Burnaby, Canada, 1987, "Art of Holography" Vancouver, 1985


Incline

by Al Razutis, 1983

'INCLINE-STRESS PLANE' - Hologram-Interferogram - Al Razutis 1983

Mastered as two-color interferometric hologram,
Exhibited as 30x40cm (12in. x 16in.), 2-color White-light transmission (rainbow) hologram
Produced by Al Razutis (hands on) in association with Fringe Research (Michael Sowdon)
Collection of the artist, private collections;
Exhibited internationally, and at
"Deja Vu" Exhibition 2010, Vancouver, Canada
"Images in Time and Space" (traveling exhibition - Montreal, Ottawa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, 1987-2002),
"Classic Suite and Other Stories..." Burnaby, Canada, 1987, "Art of Holography" Vancouver, 1985

If you wish to purchase or exhibit this work see: Holographic Art Sales

For more information: Complete credits and exhibition of this work

ADDITIONAL REFERENCE: INCLINE/STRESSED/PLANE 1975, by Al Razutis
180 degree interferometric laser-transmission hologram on film 12" x 32":

INCLINE/STRESSED/PLANE


Channel - 1

by Al Razutis, 1983

CHANNEL - 1 - Hologram-Interferogram - Al Razutis 1983

Mastered as interferometric hologram,
Exhibited as 30x40cm (12in. x 16in.),White-light transmission (rainbow) interferometric hologram
Produced by Al Razutis (hands on) in association with Fringe Research (Michael Sowdon)
Collection of the artist, private collections;

For more information: Complete credits and exhibition of this work

Exhibited internationally and at "Deja Vu" Exhibition 2010, Vancouver, Canada
"Images in Time and Space" (traveling exhibition - Montreal, Ottawa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, 1987-2002),
"Classic Suite and Other Stories..." Burnaby, Canada, 1987,

To purchase this hologram contact Al Razutis at alrazutis@ymail.com.

See also Channel #2 for additional 'Stress Topography' one-color rainbow holograms (collection of the artist)


Special Techniques Employed in Stress Topography:

Time-averaged interferograms were holographically mastered as H1 recordings with double-exposed CW laser illumination. These are termed 'interferometric hologram masters'. In these masters, two distinct states in time were recorded as superimpositions (double exposure). These distinct states featured mechanically induced (stress) contour patterns of interference fringes of surface displacement on either stainless steel plate (Field), stainless steel wedge (Inclined/stressed/plane, (Incline), or aluminum channel (Channel 1, Channel 2).

The resulting (H2) copy of the master (H1), as edition of four, were created with 'rainbow' (S. Benton) techniques for white-light illumination. Single, two and three-channel imaging and color technique were calculated and employed in H2 transfers by Razutis.

Illustrated text on interferometric holograms by Razutis: contour.html.

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Texts on the concepts behind the creation of:

'Interferometric' hologram art  ]

'Hybrid' assemblage holograms  ]

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