Physics of laser in contemporary visual arts

Ahmedien, Diaa Ahmed Mohamed (2017). Physics of laser in contemporary visual arts. (Dissertation, University of Bern, Faculty of Humanities)

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In Parallel with the latest scientific mutations and Technological developments, many contemporary artistic trends have emerged under the influence of the contemporary phase of the historical relationship between art, sciences, and technology. This relationship became able to change the methodology of the artistic creation processes totally to the extent that it represents separate artistic movements every one of them can actively refer to a new scientific approach to reinterpreting our understanding of the arts in our contemporary cultures.
One of the most significant artistic movements emerged since the middle of the 1960s until now is Laser-Art, in which light can reach its maximum values as a Hypermaterial that can independently constitute the artwork technically and conceptually simultaneously.
This thesis contextualizes laser art as an independent artistic trend has its history, classifications, criteria, philosophy, and aesthetical aspects. Via several analytical studies theoretically and practically, the thesis proves that laser art actively contributes, as an independent artistic trend, to change the conceptual definition of the artistic material. On the other hand, bridge the gap between the artistic context and the technical issues, in which the conceptual values became fully integrated into the physical properties of the medium (laser beam), therefore it became impossible to separate the idea and the material of the artwork from each other. Besides, the thesis reveals the potential hidden conceptual and philosophical dimensions of the holographic art as one of the most important branches of laser art. In advanced step, the research suggested a new model of interactive holographic art based on neural controlling, and how this advanced approach can lead us towards a new kind of the aesthetic values, in which participants effectively contribute neurologically to constituting the artwork itself.

Item Type:

Thesis (Dissertation)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History

UniBE Contributor:

Ahmedien, Diaa Ahmed Mohamed, Gramaccini, Norberto Giov.P.


700 Arts
000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology


[UNSPECIFIED] Egyptian Government, The Ministry of the higher education and scientific research




Igor Peter Hammer

Date Deposited:

17 Mar 2017 15:10

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:04



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