Between the Folds

Between the Folds

A Film About Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

DVD - 2009
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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. This film chronicles 10 of their stories: three of the world's foremost origami artists, less conventional artists, abstract artists, advanced mathematicians and a remarkable scientist who received a MacArthur Genius Award for his computational origami research. While debates ebb and flow on issues of folding technique, symbolism and purpose, this film shows how closely art and science are intertwined. The medium of paper folding--a simple blank, uncut square--emerges as a metaphor for the creative potential of transformation in all of us


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pmorey Jul 31, 2014

I have always loved origami. I saw this when I was little and I didn't understand it. Now I have placed a hold and I can't wait to see it again.

lshapir2 May 08, 2012

This documentary goes beyond mere techniques involved in paper-folding to explore much larger mathematical and artistic implications of origami. Many types of origami artists and teachers provide thoughtful insights throughout the 55 minute film.


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lshapir2 May 08, 2012

lshapir2 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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