A kinetic origami sculpture, created at School for Poetic Computation and exhibited at the spring showcase, 2018.
I explored different forms of origami tessellations and the movements they afforded, eventually settling on the Water bomb tessellation, discovered by Ron Resch.
While the initial experiments were on small (6") sheets of paper, the final piece was created with 4ft x 3ft (approx) sheet of paper, that was then cut into two to make folding more manageable.
The paper was suspended by thin nylon thread, attached to two servos, which were fixed to a ceiling-mounted plywood rig.
The movement was created with custom software, and followed 4 discreet stages, that repeated in sequence. The image below is a graphical representation of the movement of both motors, for each for the 4 stages.
Video shot by Gonzalo Moiguer.
Sound design by Jaskaran Sandhu.
Exhibition photo #1 by Olympia Shannon.
With thanks to:
Robby Kraft // Nitcha Tothong (Fame) // Phil Schleihauf // Lauren Gardner