As with any installation, work began months ago with brainstorming sessions that resulted in wearable prototypes.
Star (black)prototype I for Nuit Blanche installation: an intricately cut paper slot sculpture
photography - Don Toye, model - Eugene Kim
|prototype II for Nuit Blanche installation: a folded 24"x36" sheet of paper|
photography - Don Toye, model - Eunsung Yoon
Although these lovely structures were not used for Nuit Blanche 2013, Christine mentioned that perhaps this installation has a few more variations to explore in the future.
|model making with Marcin Kedzior|
From Christine's website: Paper Orbs begins the night as a massive origami sculpture which dissolves into thousands of paper helmets worn by visitors as they parade down University Avenue.
As both a lantern and a center of gravity, the paper float pulls visitors in and encourages them to return throughout the night to experience the dissolution of the paper sculpture. The accumulated paper helmets disperse into scattered constellations that float along the street. The helmets also resonate with notions of patterned order and militaristic armour.
Not to mention wearable art is fun!
Stay tuned to Christine's blog. She has two more installations coming up in the new year.