Student Work

"Holograms from Syria"

Hyperallergic featured an article on work by artist Asad Malik ’19, who uses holograms to bring the Syrian conflict into everyday spaces. 

Image from the project - hologram overlay

The starting juxtaposition of these images (the peaceful background and the violence of the hologram itself) “brings the traumas of distant wars into the everyday experiences of Americans.”

Hyperallergic writes: "Holograms from Syria is intended as a reflection on how many people now experience war primarily through images that flood their newsfeeds, making present a constant sense of distress that is nonetheless removed from real suffering...You could say the series is a 21st-century take on Martha Rosler’s renowned work, “Bringing the War Home,” in which she integrated images of the Vietnam War into photographs of domestic life."