suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
ModelArt studio: Origami Forum is a utilitarian space installation, intended to be used both outdoors and indoors. It is a multifunctional street furniture for sitting, lying, friendship, which can accommodate multiple users simultaneously, alone or in groups.
In this sense, the object / sculptural installation is a very flexible unit that functionally meets the needs of different user groups. In addition, it also has visual quality, which enriches the urban – public space (open or closed) and is a benchmark of gathering or meeting place. Therefore we have chosen the name ”Forum”, which refers to gathering, socializing, fellowship, exchange of ideas. By multiplication of a modular element, we got the origami-like structure, the Japanese art of paper folding. The advantages of such origami structures is that they feature relatively small elements which facilitates transportation and reduces the cost of production, and their multiplication can result in a very dynamic composition.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
mA: Research of new social place in urban space trough architectural instalation
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
mA: “Tesna koza”
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
mA: El Lissitzky
ModelArt studio members: dejan MITOV, jelena COBANOVIC, krsto RADOVANOVIC, maja NOGAVICA