Origami On Steroids

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Friday, March 12, 2010
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Last night, thanks to our friends at deLab, we were lucky to check out one of the coolest paper structures ever assembled, called Fat Fringe. Hung from the ceiling of the new Fix Gallery in LA’s Pico Union, the die-cut canopy was put together by a team of loyal contributors who sliced, punched, and folded the structure (made up of 800 inter-connected origami-like components). The project was organized by LA gallery and arts incubator Materials and Applications, and was developed by designers Lisa Little and Emily White of the firm Layer. The wavy collection of white paper seems to morph into hundreds of fluttering shapes and it’s especially fun to see how light tries to make its way through, glowing, reflecting, and creating beams of light and mesmerizing shadows in the process. Layer will create another ambitious installation (this time made of more durable materials than paper ) for M+A’s outdoor courtyard this summer. Check out more pictures of Fat Fringe via deLab’s Marissa Gluck below:

2 Responses to “Origami On Steroids”

  1. Florence Echtman says:

    Wow! Love this. Keep up the great work.

  2. Truitt says:

    Beautiful, reminds me of a video I created (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpDWX-5Os3Y). It also reminds me of the work of Tim Prentice. Keep up the good work.

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