Folds Light Like Paper
Light Origami invites viewers to explore the nature of reality by entering a giant 3D kaleidoscope. The domed structure is bathed in light and is constructed using over 320 origami shapes made from mirror panels. Changing spectrums of light are projected within the space, and when mirrored against the aluminium composite panels, the effect is like being inside a kaleidoscope.
The work functions in a similar way to a traditional cylindrical kaleidoscope: as the viewer interacts with it, new and unique forms are created. However, on this scale viewers become participants and co-creators; each movement is reflected in the mirrored panels, the colours they wear are incorporated into the presentation of pattern and light, and when they look in different directions perspectives are altered.
The structure is designed using digital 3D computer modelling, with each panel connected by only a bolt.
I wanted to make an interactive space that people could design for themselves. That was my initial idea, and then I devised a 3D kaleidoscope to develop that concept further. Light origami is Third prototype based on this idea.