Origami Unit Code PG02 Project Cross Specialism Collaboration Project Advisors Liz Friedman, Peter Smith Group Members Li Lian Lim, Nurdan Kocasoy, Andreas Achilleos, Giancarlo Carrozza, Juan ParedesA Moment In Time Submission Date 28/11/2011 A British Museum Proposal
Origami To create a space disseminating the topic of origami. To choose a momentous time in origami historyExhibition Objective as a key educational exhibition subject. To accommodate a widespread of visitors from demographical age group of 7 and beyond. Incite curiosity in visitors from one discovery to another in the exhibition subject matter. Enable the subject exploration in both linear and unmethodical narrative order. Effective communication engaging visitors through various informational means. To address the practicality and technological concerns in an exhibition content.
Origami The absolute origins of origami has always been vague and unknown, in many ways mystifying in nature. The oldest unequivocal documentation of origamiBrief Background is a short poem composed by Ihara Saikaku in 1680. “Rosei-ga yume-no cho-wa orisue” The butterflies in Rosei’s dream would be origami. Here Ihara referred to an origami model called “Ocho Mecho” (Male and Female Butterflies) as “Orisue”, where the Japanese would used it to wrap sake bottles mainly at the wedding ceremony. The other evidential depiction and usage of origami was found in the samurai mannerism class passed down, kimono patterns, and recreational origami.
Brief Background... It wasn’t until in the 1950’s and 1960’s that the new wave of origami popularization was brought about by an international origami circle of creators and folders such as Akira Yoshizawa, Toshie Takahama, Isao Honda, Robert Harbin, and so forth. Akira Yoshizawa was such a figure in this modernisation of origami and was described as “far and away the greatest folder in the world, devoted to this delicate and gentle art form to an extent which it is hardly possible to believe”. It was from this point of reference in space and time that the art of origami changed exponentially and forever eternalised.
Origami The exhibition takes the master paperfolder Akira Yoshizawa as a point of reference in history unfolding the story of origami. It came from an inspiration ofExhibition Concept a young Akira exploring a fantasy realm of origami. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey from the land, sky, space and planet as they unfold the subject of origami. The respective sequential sections of the exhibition can be divided into four: brief history of origami, the art of paper making, mathematics and science in origami, and the art and design of origami.Exhibition Title Once upon a time,UnFold the sky was white…Conceptual Title diamonds filled the space…A Tale of Origami and every soul is art…
Artistic Visualisation The exhibition subject can be divided into 4 subcategories& Story Narration and story telling sub-scenarios, which are: Part 1: Origami Introduction Once upon a time, Part 2: The Art of Paper Making the sky was white… Part 3: Mathematical and Science in Origami diamonds filled the space… Part 4: Art and Design Techniques in Origami and every soul is art…
Artistic Visualisation Part 1: Origami Introduction& Story Narration... Once upon a time, little Akira discovered a mystical land of paper… Paper butterflies are the earliest recorded origami form. Among the other earliest forms of origami are the crane, swan, and simple florals. These items are incorporated to illustrate a scenery whereby the flow of information matches the introductoryStory Depiction content of origami.A swan on a lake withflowers and butterfliesby the land.
Artistic Visualisation Part 2: The Art of Paper Making& Story Narration... the sky was white… As part of the narrative content, the pegasus and mountain surfaces are used to showcase the various artistic, quality paper surfaces and methods employed in the making of different origami forms.Story DepictionA pegasus flying in the skywith surface elevations ofa mountain.
Artistic Visualisation Part 3: Mathematical and Science in Origami& Story Narration... diamonds filled the space… The intricate geometrical shapes characterised as planets are used to describe the mathematical equations and scientific constructions employed in the modern origami.Story DepictionGeometrical planets in space.
Artistic Visualisation Part 4: Art and Design Techniques in Origami& Story Narration... and every soul is art… The different origami models are used to describe the technical and artistic handlings in origami paper folding.Story DepictionDifferent living beings onan unknown planet.
Exhibition Identity The main graphic system is taken from the identity& Graphic System created, where its main construction is derived from 45, and 90 degree angles on an equal angled square, the basic origami paper shape. This basic construction is then taken further in 3 dimensional perspectives as additional scenic graphic portraitures in the sub-categorical exhibition/ literature content. Colour Palette: The main colour used in the exhibition is white/coulourless, true to the original paper form. Whereas the secondary colour palette is a representation of the sub-categorical narrative of the exhibition content. The colours are chosen to enhance the exhibition content in a minimalistic manner, as are coloured origami papers are used to liven up the paper objects.
Exhibition Design... Exhibition space itself is thought as an exhibition object, like a huge piece of folded origami paper which welcomes the visitors from the entrance, , directs them to the core of the exhibition and accompanies them all the way through to the exit during their visits. Screen area is a multi-fuctional space dedicated to lms, documentaries, talks and workshops to engage the visi- tors curiosity, and exploration, moving from one discovery to another The space provides an opportunity to connect with the visitors and led to discovery of the topic.
Exhibition Design... Exhibition Plan: Once upon a time text panel The sky was white text panel Workshop area Display screen Once upon a time Projection wall Projection wall The sky was white Akira’s face Projection wall origami Entrance Exit Every soul is art Diamonds ﬁlled the space Diamonds ﬁlled the space text panel Introduction Every soul is art panel text panel Exhibition title Projection wall
Exhibition Design... Information Kiosk with Touch Screen and Radio-Frequency Identification Technology: Visitors will be given step by step video tutorials on folding some origami pieces. By following the instructions on the touch screen they can select a figure, access information, watch the videos and store them by touching their tickets on sensor point on the information kiosk. The kiosk will then automatically store the info and video instruction chosen.Visitors can access the stored contents from British Museum website after their visit.
Exhibition Design... Information Kiosk with Touch Screen and Radio-Frequency Identiﬁcation Technology: Content Design David Mitchells Alternative Alpha Prism is a three module version of the Alpha Prism de- There are many 3-part cubes in macro-module. Each of the the origami literature but this edges between the square design by David Mitchell is faces is provided with both a unusual because of the way - the surface of the cube is di- ing the need for joining pieces. vided among the modules. While each of the visible faces David Brills Waterbombic Do- is divided into two areas of dif- decahedron is a decorative ferent colours, each of the rhombic dodecahedron made hidden faces is homogeneous, from three interwoven mod- with the result that the cube ules arranged in a borromean relationship (so that while no viewed from the opposite two of the loops are linked the angle. design cannot be dissassem- bled without taking at least one of the loops apart). Watch the video... Watch the video... Robert Neales Magic Star (also known as the Frisbee or Ninja Star) is a uniquely wonderful Please select an object... Save the video... Save the video... modular design. Despite the fact that the design of the modules is extremely simple the rotor can be opened up (in stages) until it becomes an oc- tagonal ring. In both these forms, and at each stage in be- tween, the design remains stable. Watch the video... m.org useu shm Save the video... 12 er 20 .briti i of Ori gam temb 0 Sep A Tale 2012 – 3 www rch 6 Ma 1234 :00 5678 1 19 1111 OV-1 1111111 17-N 9100 1 THU No. 111 t Ticke 0.00 0000 E PRIC 000 Show your ticket barcode to the grey area below this screen... Save the video... Save the video...
Exhibition Design... Information Kiosk with Touch Screen and Radio-Frequency Identiﬁcation Technology: Ticket Storing Function