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Fred Unterseher

‘Kinetic Figures are the continued explorations involving kinetics (movements) of the human figure.  The work combines holographic images to create artworks that enhance the perception of the figure in motion. The holograms pay tribute to the tradition of some of the first visual, both scientific/artistic, studies of humans in motion conducted by Etienne-Jules Marey and others throughout the late 1800s.  Marey considered that the artist ‘while taking Nature as a model, makes an independent choice’ of the attitude of the body in motion.  Kinetic Figures invites the viewer/participant to explore varied images that are distinctive to each individual by the choice of their movements during the act of experiencing the artworks.  The contact with the work can be somewhat unparalleled for each viewer since they experience intertwined, overlapping and mingled figures in space/time.'

Pioneer of holographic art Fred Unterseher expertly engages viewers with his passion for visual perception, light, kinetics, consciousness and community. Unterseher graduated with honors from San Francisco Art Institute. While in San Francisco he participated in collective artist projects including ANT FARM and the formation of Project Artaud.  Unterseher was a pioneering member of the San Francisco School of Holography with Lloyd Cross and Gerry Pethick.  Later they formed the Multiplex Company that produced stereographic holograms, including artworks for Salvador Dali.  Unterseher has exhibited extensively in galleries, museums and educational institutions in Europe, Asia and throughout North and South America.

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