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Between the Folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid scientists who abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degrees - all to forge unconventional lives as modern day paperfolders. The film paints an arresting portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels this ever-changing art form, fusing science and sculpture, form and function, ancient and new.

As these offbeat and provocative characters converge on the unusual medium of origami, they reinvent an ancient art, and demonstrate the innumerable ways that ingenuity and expression come to bear as we struggle to understand and honor the world around us - as artists, scientists, creators, collaborators, preservers and simply curious beings.

Between the Folds (DVD)

Directed by Vanessa Gould

Paper was invented in China, around 105 AD (Han Dynasty), and brought to Japan by monks in the 6th century. Because paper was such a rare commodity, the craft of paper-folding in ancient Japan was for ceremonial purposes only. In 12th-century Europe, the Moors brought a version of paper-folding to Spain. Between the Folds is a documentary that looks into the contemporary world of origami, which features not only the craft, but also the science behind this art. Includes interviews with origami artists, as well as with mathematicians and scientists who use this skill to solve problems in their practices. DVD, color, NTSC, 60 minutes; not rated.




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