Brane-Xels is an exploration into the relationship between developing cosmic theories and emerging forms of visual art portraiture experienced through the canvas of augmented reality. The work integrates generative prints, depth video, and mobile devices to create life-size holographic portraits. Each portrait consists of a two dimensional print that has a corresponding volumetric augmented portrait. The portraits are inspired by the information loss paradox, which is an emerging explanation for what happens to information when it enters a black hole. Stephen Hawking suggests that when an object enters a black hole it exists two dimensionally on the surface of the black hole and four dimensionally as a form of super-translated holography. The Brane-Xels effectively are the two dimensional smears, or bits, of the higher dimensional holographic people they emit from the flesh of our own cosmic horizon.