Christine Kim & Marcin Kedzior, PAPER ORBS, ByWard Pedestrian Zone, 11 – 60 George

Christine Kim & Marcin Kedzior, PAPER ORBS, ByWard Pedestrian Zone, 11 – 60 George

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PAPER ORBS is a massive origami installation that slowly disintegrates over the course of the night. Visitors are invited to take a PAPER ORB and wear it as a crown, collar, or visor. PAPER ORBS aims to bypass the routine habits of pedestrians by transforming how the public moves and relates to one other. These individualized folded thinking caps bring into tension the personal space of participants and the larger unity of a collective body.

CHRISTINE KIM works primarily in cut paper collage, illustration and installation. With a background in fine arts, her work revolves around themes of permeable boundaries that take the shape of fences, lace and patterned screens. Her work has been exhibited at Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013, Come Up To My Room 2014 as well as the Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2014. She has also been featured in Paper Play and Paradise of Paper Craft. She lives and works in Toronto as an artist and arts educator.

MARCIN KEDZIOR is interested in micro-urbanistic projects that create alternative forms-of-life in public spaces. He is a founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture | Landscape | Political Economy which explores the power dynamics that shape our environment. He has taught in the Master of Visual Studies program and Architecture Studies at the University of Toronto, OCAD U, Willowbank School of Restoration Arts and Humber.

Presented by NBOG with support from Artengine and funding from the Ontario Arts Council.

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