Chain driven hologram


A spectator stands under a rotating arm. He looks at a holographic video projection of himself. When he walks, a camera circles around his head like a satellite, allowing him to see his holographic self from all sides. The machine does not use modern digital technologies but is made with chains, sprockets, a noisy motor and a small camera.

‘Chain driven hologram’ draws its inspiration from the mechanical principles of a planetarium, an instrument that illustrates the movement of the sun, moon and planets. When the sun is at the centre of the mechanism, the moon, earth and other planets circle around the sun and each other like satellites through chains and sprockets. In this installation spectators circle around holographic projections, instead of planets around the sun. ‘Chain driven hologram’ uses the principles of cosmological instruments to shape a modern obsession: portraying oneself as good and as much as possible through different media.