Gravity wins, Entropy rules 2024
Publication accompanying exhibition of the same name with contributions by Sidney Gordon and Catharine MacTavish

In Curator and Editor Felix Rapp’s introduction, he opens the conversation around the contemporary status of holography within the art world and society at large, alongside a candid description of his experience first meeting Al at his home on Saturna Island and being shown his collection of holographic works stored in this unlikely location. An essay titled “What is a Hologram?” by Catharine MacTavish, describes her time experimenting within the Visual Alchemy holographic studio formerly located under the Granville Street Bridge in Vancouver, and explores how holograms can confront us with the illusory and imaginal nature of existence. A titular essay by Al Razutis—in his signature writing style—discussing the roles of light, electromagnetic radiation, and fields of energy within holography, alongside storied historical accounts of several individual artworks. Finally, “Looking Through a Two-Way Lens: A reflection on ‘Vancouver’s’ lively underground cine-culture, 1960-present” written by Sidney Gordon (co-founder of local film screening collective XINEMA) discusses the success of Razutis’ experimental films and “no-barrier screenings” in the late 1960’s-70’s in Vancouver.

Editor: Felix Rapp
Co-Editor: Catherine de Montreuil
Design: Felix Rapp
Cover Image: Al Razutis / Catharine MacTavish
Printed by: Moniker Press / Gramma Publications Ltd
Bound by: Publication Studio Vancouver
Published by: UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness
114 pp
Edition of 150

ISBN 978-1-927394-41-0

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