“Fold It Up!” was thought as a modular installation composed of interchangeable elements made from flat sheets of material, that was built and presented during Tent London 2014.
Each of the modular elements is folded to shape and joined with paper clips. These singular units then connect with each other in a range different ways to build up an organic and flexible architectural structure which can itself assume very diverse shapes.
Thanks to the flexibility granted by their folded nature, parts of the structure can be manipulated (i.e. opened and closed) resulting in an interesting dynamic effect. This interactive dimension invites audience participation and allows the installation to mutate and present itself differently each day of the event.
My idea was to not only to let people see an original object, but also let them discover and understand the great value and simplicity of the folding technique. The backbone shape was built in a way to give the opportunity to the visitors to interact with it by folding a single module and attaching it to the structure.
Materials: White cardstock, paper clips, staples.
London, 18 - 21 / September / 2014