Light-Oriented Ontologies will enquire into unique interactions between light and matter on a micro and nano scale. The project will specifically focus on experimental applications of holography, photonic crystals, and UV lithography, as well as experimental forms of volumetric 3D printing with light. Bogana will have a deeper insight into the mechanisms of “volumetric printing” of various types of organic (and biological) entities with light. The project Light-Oriented Ontologies aims to interrogate speculative narratives concerning the threshold between living and inanimate matter as well as animistic belief systems in relation to light.
- Envisioned collaborations: EPFL Center for Imaging, Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices (LAPD), the Optics Laboratory, among others.
Over the years, Alan Bogana has developed a multiform art practice involving installations, sculptures, time-based media, websites, virtual realities and holograms. His works delve into the mediating roles that technoscience cultures play in our perceptions, in our understanding of reality and in the construction of our notions about nature.