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The video begins with my real hand alongside its own reflection in the plexi housing.  The hand that reaches back is the hologram: my own transparent duplicate. The reflective plexi contains only a narrow window that the viewer must look through to see the whole image. 
Here presents three different optical means of seeing: lightwaves greet our eyes from the actual object (my hand), the reflection, and the holographic re-materialisation.
Jean Baudrilliard, who deemed holography the "luminous ectoplasm of our own body," refers to the laser as a luminous scalpel, removing one's spectral clone. "It operates on you to remove the double...The double that hid in the depths of you...The feeling of passing to the other side of our own body..." - from Simulacra and Simulation


      
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