Kinetikami: interactive, rotating, blinky origami!

Annie Locke Scherer & Simion Iulian Belea

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  • Summary

    Walk through our magical, rotating, folding spectacle of light and geometry. Wander through, get lost, or contemplate where you come from and where you are going. Watch how thousands of intricate creases bends your perception with geometrical wonder.

    Full description of concept

    Walk through our magical rotating, folding spectacle of light. Before walking through this portal, hold up and get lost on the borderland from where u come from and where u are going. Stand in it and watch how thousands of creases bends your perception and casts new light on you in the coulours of a rainbow.

    And who knows? There might a pot of gold at the end of this revolving rainbow too.

    There will be either a series or a number of light filled, rotating origami structures.
    One will be an arch.
    Other possibilities are emerging from our eyes.
    It fits with the wonderness of Borderland. People will marvel at the moving structures.
    They will lie beneath and trip into how amazing some things can be.
    They will walk around, hug and worship them.

    About the group/Artist

    Annie Locke Sherer - (mis)chief architect, Stockholm
    Simion Iulian Belea - glue&tape officer & engineer, Stockholm
    Magnus Ziegler - storyteller and executive solderer, Stockholm
    Ping Yee - interactivity and code maestro, San Francisco
    Rorigo Vargas - architect, Stockholm

    Team and plan

    Annie Locke is an architect and fold designer - she's the one with a lot of inspiration and an awesome creative process
    Iulian is engineering the structural and mechanical parts - he's the one that makes sure it's safe and awesome - and also making sure of the inner mechanical and electronic wonder of the machine. Magnus is our storyteller, and main helper with everything. Ping is simply awesome with code and LEDs. He even wrote a protocol for them!
    The plan looks like this:
    1. Make a fully functional prototype by end of April. It's already in the making and partly working.
    2. Expand the concept and start testing out large scale folds
    3. Order parts, probably 24000 LEDs, half a dozen stepper motors, a few dozen kilograms of polypropylene sheets, belts, pulleys, power supplies
    4. Design the structure and mechanical parts.
    5. Put the structure together
    6. Test out the big folds and the big structure.
    7. Pre-assemble as much as possible
    8. Ship the thing to Boesdal
    9. Dream come true!

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    IKEA instructions to assemble and disassemble the art piece.
    Everything comes in some boxes.
    Everything leaves in the same boxes.

    Budget overview

    Polypropylene - 5000 to 10000
    High power stepper motors + drivers - 8000 to 15000
    Steel pipes and steel sheets - 8000
    LED strips - 10000
    Belts - 3000
    Pulleys - 1000
    Plywood - 5000
    Nuts and Bolts -1000
    Numbers in DKK.

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    Carrying things back and forth

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.



    • Do you need electricity from the grid? One or two kW

    • Will there be light? YES! LEDs. Projectors.

    • Will anything burn? No

    • What is your audio footprint? People buzzing around with WOWs

    • Forces of nature We're preparing a steel inner core that is burner/hippy proof. Rest of the gears and moving things are in a black box and safe from wandering fingers. Going inside the pyramid so safe from the elements!

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