Exploring Fatal Holography
by Raimundas Malasauskas

23 April - 11 June 2011

Try to imagine a space where all possibilities coexist.

It's hard, isn't it?

The very idea of space (be it the space of a sentence or a room) already seems to exclude something, or maybe impose a certain order and sequence on things.

A space where all possibilities coexist - isn't it almost a religious idea?

Yes, but we can also look at it from a completely different angle. There is a theory that even the most abstract ideas (time, spirit, thought, infinity) are in fact spatial metaphors. The only way to conceptualize these ideas is by imagining them as something having extension and shape - hence, owning the same essential characteristics as objects, animals and plants.

If this is true, then the idea of the immaterial might share a significant number of qualities with a bottle of perfume, the coexisting totality of possibilities might resemble a postcard and the very process of thought can suddenly look back at us.

("Hey, this sounds familiar!")

But this is something we were thinking about well before someone broke the glass and the liquid overflowed the room, before the main protagonist went out of focus, before we accidentally shared a face, before we realized that even the scriptwriter was dyslexic, before dancers happily changed places with philosophers and before we realized that animals have better thoughts than museums. Polyphonic thoughts, thicker than the mixture of a Persian carpet and a song.

And then, obviously, the idea of the hologram took shape.

("Wait, before or after?", "Depends if you start with the W or with the R!", "Can someone in the room please give a relevant example?", "It might be the so called "Chameleon's tongue")

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Credits and Thank-yous

Things exhibited:

Bad Twin by Gary Troup, the book, 2008
Drawings by Carmen. An album of 12 bi-chromatic drawings, 1929
Clifford Irving Shoe by Elena Narbutait?, 2010
A bottle of Michael Jackson perfume with an embossed hologram. A gift of Francesco Pantaleone and Francesco Giordano, 2011
Sitting Woman Sitting Woman, two sided painting by Alex Cecchetti and Raimundas Malasauskas, 2010
Curated Self-portrait by Raimundas Malašauskas, photo by Alexandre Guirkinger, 2010
Céline Butaye, The Image and the Eye, 6. STEREOMONDE, 3D glasses and book of E.H. Gombrich The story of Art with a misprint of Claude Monet in his Studio Boat by Manet, 1874
A glass of wine used by Darius Mikšys for living sculpture hologram, 2010
Seeds of Nightshade Belladona sent by Jason Dodge
Drawings / posters of Done by Egidijus Praspaliauskas
A recording of the accordion phrase from Lupita of Francis Alÿs
SNCF jingle sound
The Federal, an artwork reader
Rumour sculpture by Raimundas Malašauskas
Hologramic Colour Code from Geola, company where holograms were produced

Thinking by :

Mariana Castillo Deball
Ryan Gander
Darius Mikšys
Rosalind Nashashibi
Fia Backström
John Menick
Pedro Reyes
Pierre Huyghe
Goda Budvytyt?
Liudvikas Buklys
Dexter Sinister
Lucy Skaer
Gintaras Didžiapetris
Gabriel Lester
David Levine
Tania Brugueira
Boris Charmatz
Vivian Rehberg
Pratchaya Phinthong
Trisha Donnely
François Bucher
Paul Perry
Sean F. Johnston
Mary Crane
Michelle Tanner


Characters in Whose Face Rings The Bell hologram series:

Darius Mikšys
Egidijus Praspaliauskas and Remigijus Praspaliauskas


Production of holograms:

Jevgenij Kuchin, Geola
Dr. Stanislovas Zacharovas, Geola


Title of the show by Paul Perry
Champagne snowman by Vivian Rehberg