Get into interactive origami
They say many hands make light work.
Serene Lorimer is hoping people will join the fold and help create an origami installation at the free light festival Art in the Dark.
More than 40 art works will be lighting up Ponsonby’s Western Park over three nights from tomorrow.
The central Auckland artist will be restaging her work F.O.L.D .repeat after its presentation in Wellington in February.
The piece acts as a working metaphor of the old saying: ‘‘many hands make light work’’, Ms Lorimer says.
‘‘It came from the idea of creating community and having an audience feel they are a part of the art instead of being put off by it.
‘‘It’s all about people creating the installation themselves and seeing it take shape over the three nights.’’
Thousands of flyers containing instructions on how to fold a piece of origami can be found in cafes around Ponsonby from tonight and at Western Park during the festival.
The modular origami will need two pieces to create one shape and as soon as it takes form people can hang it on a garden arch.
This is the fourth year the annual festival has illuminated the Ponsonby park.
It challenges artists to create projects that not only work with their outdoor urban surroundings but also illuminate the park using sustainable materials and energy wherever possible.
Plastic bags as luminous lilies and a work powered entirely by vintage racing bicycles are among the other pieces rounding out this year’s line up.
Art in the Dark runs from tomorrow until Saturday from 8pm till midnight at Western Park.
Light work: Artist Serene Lorimer is asking people to create origami for her Art in the Dark installation.
Go to aucklandcityharbour news.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to watch a video of last year’s festival.