Eduardo Kac: Omen




 
  • ©1990, Eduardo Kac

Artist(s):


Title:


    Omen

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    1990

Medium:


    Computer hologram

Size:


    8 x 10

Category:



Technical Information:


    Hardware: Apple Macintosh II.
    Software: Swivel 3D.


Other Information:


    A holographic poem, or holopoem, is a poem conceived, made, and displayed holographically. This means, first of all, that such a poem is organized in three­dimensional space and that even as the reader or viewer observes it, it changes and gives rise to new meanings. Thus as the viewer reads the poem in space-that is, moves around the hologram-he or she constantly modifies the structure of the text. A holopoem is not a poem composed in lines of verse and made into hologram, nor it is a concrete or visual poem adapted to holography. The sequential structure of a line of verse corresponds to linear think­ing, where as the simultaneous structure of a concrete or visual poem corresponds to ideographic thinking.