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Simone Forti, Striding Crawling, ca. 1976, holographic film, Mylar, Plexiglas, halogen lightbulb, wood, steel tubing, electric power cord, 56 3⁄4 × 20 × 13".

TWO YEARS before Princess Leia appeared in a flickering blue projection in Star Wars and an actual hologram was used in the science-fiction film Logan’s Run (both 1977), the artist, choreographer, dancer, and writer Simone Forti had begun a collaboration with the holographer Lloyd G. Cross to create moving, three-dimensional holographic versions of several of her dance pieces. Three of the resulting holograms, made between 1975 and 1978, were included in Forti’s retrospective at the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg, Austria, in 2014; this past spring, seven were exhibited at the Box in Los Angeles, including several that had not been seen since a 1978 show at Sonnabend Gallery in New York. One of two iterations of a work titled Striding Crawling,1977,is on viewat the Los Angeles County Museum of Art until March 2019 in “3D: Double Vision,” an exhibition that positions holography

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