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Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Rezny, Abe
Date made: date unknown
Materials: 360° integral stereogram (Multiplex); film
Measurements: 9 1/2 in x 50 in
Nomenclature: fine art
Classification: holograms

Three separate sheets of film that when adhered together form one continuous image (each sheet is a 120-degree hologram); film is placed in a special rotating structure [see Notes below]; as structure rotates, viewer sees a bearded man (carpenter) wearing glasses, a cap and a basketball jersey reading `MAJESTIC' on front; at start of hologram, he is shown with his back to viewer, holding a hammer; pieces of lumber are resting on concrete blocks; a ladder is in background; as structure moves, he puts down the hammer picks up a saw and begins to saw a piece of wood; as structure turns, his position rotates so halfway through the rotation, he is facing the viewer; as rotation continues, he puts the saw down, picks up the piece of wood and seemingly hands it to someone off camera; the scene is strange and may incorporate some special effects, the board, for example, appears to be exceptionally wavy; this may be due to a special effect or to a defect in the Multiplex technique.

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