PARADE curated by Patrick Macaulay

Paper Orbs, 2013

Marcin Kedzior - Toronto, Canada
Christine Kim - Toronto, Canada

Performative Installation

Paper Orbs, 2013

Join a ritual of slowly dismantling a massive origami float – dispersing into thousands of paper helmets worn by visitors. Paper Orbs activates a parade which culminates in the eventual creation of an alternate paper float.

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Paper Orbs begins the night as a massive origami sculpture which dissolves into thousands of paper helmets worn by visitors as they parade down University Avenue. As both a lantern and a center of gravity, the paper float pulls visitors in and encourages them to return throughout the night to experience the dissolution of the paper sculpture. The accumulated paper helmets disperse into scattered constellations that float along the street. The helmets also resonate with notions of patterned order and militaristic armour.

Folded thinking devices are mounted on top of sleepless bodies which restlessly comb the street — little astronauts emerge; dragging their feet, laughing, staring into space, full of chatter, exclamations, silent meditations, unexpected gestures, with paper orbs bobbing up and down, surveying the scene.

Suitable for all ages


University Avenue & Armoury Street

This project is outdoors.