We are continually striving to be objective, we try to look from a distance, and we develop all kinds of technology to accomplish that, which is of course very interesting, but in a way this objectivity is something we know we will never really achieve, it’s a bit of an illusion. – Lawrence Malstaf
Folding is a research project which employs new technology, such as 3D scanning and modeling software in combination with traditional origami techniques, in order to explore the boundary between representation and abstraction. The aim is to build up a collection of life-size kinetic sculptures.
The sculptures expand and contract, and react according to how close the viewer approaches. In this way the individual onlooker brings the abstract model “to life” and creates a set of breathing avatars.