Nomadic Perspectives: Spatial Representation in Oriental Scroll Painting and Holographic Panoramagrams

  • Jacques Desbiens
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4270)


Experiments in composition and effects of holographic panoramagrams (computer generated holography), demonstrate an analogy between this three-dimensional imaging process and Oriental horizontal scroll painting. These two ways of representing space share a similar conception of spatial representation in which multiple points of view are spread horizontally, parallel to the scene. The similarities are not only geometrical and conceptual, they also reveal a direction in the development of new spatial representation technologies in which the observer isn’t only a passive receiver of visual information from a fixed position, but an active observer. This paper is based on analysis of the holograms structure as well as on artistic experiments in composition and art history researches.


Spatial Representation Multiple Point Spatial Imaging Virtual Camera Hologram Plane 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Desbiens
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  1. 1.École des Arts Visuels et Médiatiques (E.A.V.M.), Doctorat en Études et Pratiques des ArtsUniversité du Québec à Montréal (U.Q.A.M.)MontréalCanada

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