Expensive people, dead people - live

Kate Moss... Billie Whitelaw... 

There's also the example of Tupac Shakur playing live at Coachella. 


Alexander McQueen

#hologram #peppersghost #telepresence


It's possible to create still and moving images with the illusion of depth (3D) in a variety of ways for a viewer wearing glasses or goggles. This can include 360 degree environments. 

For an overview on approaches WITH glasses, see

Without using goggles is called Autostereoscopy -  this is any method of displaying stereoscopic images (adding binocular perception of 3D depth) without the use of special headgear or glasses on the part of the viewer. 

There are two broad approaches currently used to accommodate motion parallax and wider viewing angles: one is eye-tracking, the other involves multiple views such that the display does not need to sense where the viewers' eyes are located. For a good overview, see

#tools #illusionofpresence


How to allow audiences to encounter someone who cannot travel but whose presence in 'the here and now' would be crucial?

People in prison, people on the run, dead people, the name/voice/face-less oppressed...  

'If only they could be here, if only we could share a moment with them here.'

What kinds of yearning-in-absence can live artists respond to with their skills? 

Samuel Beckett / Ant Hampton

"During November and December 2014 I staged a production of Beckett's NOT I as a 3D holographic projection. 

Nobody realised that it wasn't real - that in fact there wasn't anyone there on the stage. 

It was the kind of hologram that doesn't require the audience to wear goggles"

Written for 'Imagined Theatres', ed. Daniel Sack 

with a reflection / gloss by Peggy Phelan