Monday, September 30, 2013
Crumple, an animated aluminum sculpture was my contribution to Washington's popular Nuit Blanche on the night of September 28-29, 2013. Crumple is composed of 128 identical hinged pieces. The sculpture changes shape with changes in the inflation of its internal membrane. Crumple is based on Di Francesco and Guitter's idea of a completely foldable surface—a triangulated surface that can fold into a single stack of triangles. With origami you make a flat portion of the plane and fold it into a shape, with a completely foldable surface you make a stack of triangles and unfold it into a triangulated curved surface.