The Body Holographic: Harriet Casdin-Silver

January 15 – March 19, 2005

Harriet Casdin-Silver is perhaps the world’s leading exponent of holography, having developed technical skills and aesthetic applications unparalleled in the field. Now in her late seventies, Casdin-Silver has been a pioneer figure in the field of holography, working at labs in university and corporate settings in the United States, Belgium, England, Germany and Russia since 1968. The focus of Casdin-Silver’s work is the human form as a site of psychological, sexual, and spiritual energy.

Harriet Casdin-Silver Kevin Brown, Alice, 1990 transmission hologram 25 x 22 in.

Among other venues in over 12 countries, Casdin-Silver’s work has been the subject of three solo exhibitions at the Museum of Holography in New York and included in Boston Now at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. In 1998, forty years’ work was presented in a major retrospective at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Sarah Maline, Director of the University of Maine-Farmington Art Gallery and an authority on holography, will deliver a lecture entitled “Casdin-Silver in Context.” 7:00 PM prior to the opening reception.