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    Fragment of Nature –Landscape–, 2016

    Multiple channel silver-halide transmission hologram on mirror, 18’’ x 23’’
    Edition of four


Layers of color and space create an atmospheric landscape inspired by water and grasses in this dynamic holographic image. As the viewer moves around the colors and shapes shift unifying a sense of being with the holographic scene.


Setsuko Ishii is a prolific holographic artist. Her works create a symbiosis of light, nature and perception.  Holograms are Ishii’s medium of choice for visual explorations of nature and natural phenomena.  Sculptural elements are combined with holographic images in her numerous exhibitions and public installations.  Built into installations her holograms charge architectural space with dynamic color and natural forms.  Ishii’s outdoor installations play on atmospheric conditions – viewing changing throughout the day and contingent on sunlight.  The limitation, or control, of viewing is a property of the hologram Ishii utilizes to construct compositions from multiple recordings which can be seen from different positions.  Viewing her work is a negotiation between physical and abstract space.  A synergy erupts through the dynamics of intense color, entrancing the viewer into an environment of light.


Produced at Holographics North, USA with Dr. John Perry.


Setsuko Ishii, Fragment of Nature –Landscape–

  • Ishii studied Fine Arts at L’École National Supérieur Des Beaux-Arts and was a fellow of MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies.  Her exhibitions and public installations have received critical acclaim.  They include solo exhibitions at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy; Tsuruoka Art Forum, Yamagata, Japan; California Institute of Art, Los Angeles, USA and Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea.  

    Significant installations include Encounter II (1979) at Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition at the Hakone Open Air Museum and Murmur of Aqueous (1995) Centennial Hall, Tokyo Institute of Technology.



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