Beyond the Origami Crane

My memory was jogged yesterday evening when Angelica Anatole presented her art book project.
It reminded me of a documentary I saw a few years ago called BETWEEN THE FOLDS -The Science of Art | the Art of Science. It aired on PBS stations 2008.
Promotion and CD cover design
Promotion and CD cover design

The film showcases a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Through their determination to reinterpret the world in paper, they arouse a fascinating mix of sensibilities towards art, form, expressiveness, creativity and meaning.  Directed by Vanessa Gould, the film received a 2010 Peabody Award.

Notable origami artists featured in the film include Erik and Martin Demaine, Tom Hull, Éric Joisel, Satoshi Kamiya, Robert J. Lang, and Akira Yoshizawase…and more.

Paper sculpture demo from the film
Paper sculpture demo from the film.
A detail from an folded art sculpture shown in the film.
A detail from a folded art sculpture shown in the film.

This documentary is available from NetFlix and others but here is a link for your pleasure. Enjoy!

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