Thursday, January 28, 2010

Between the Folds

Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science.
A man with a black and white beard and wearing a grey sweater faces the camera with his hands cupped in front of him, and an origami seahorse to his immediate left.

BETWEEN THE FOLDS chronicles 10 of their stories. Featuring interviews with and insights into the practice of these intrepid paper folders, the film opens with three of the world's foremost origami artists: a former sculptor in France who folds caricatures in paper rivaling the figures of Daumier and Picasso; a hyper-realist who walked away from a successful physics career to challenge the physics of a folded square instead; and an artisanal papermaker who folds impressionistic creations from the very same medium he makes from scratch.

"An amazing look into art, math, physics and what the human mind can see in a simple sheet of paper." from a paperfolder in Las Vegas

see clips of this wonderful DVD. This is one I want for my own collection of DVD's.