One beautiful and unexpected intersection between art and science is crossed in Between The Folds from Green Fuse Films. Directed by Vanessa Gould, this is the first documentary to explore the realm of origami, a onetime folk craft has blossomed into a global art form.
Premiering last year, Between The Folds won audience awards at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and New Hampshire Film Festival. The documentary is currently finishing a run in Santa Fe, and its calendar for this year includes stops in Cleveland, San Diego, and elsewhere before screening this April at the
While debates arise on issues of technique, symbolism and purpose, the film ultimately culminates with the idea that art and science are but two different interpretations of the very same world around us. And the medium of paperfolding -- a blank, uncut square -- emerges as a resounding metaphor for the creative potential and transformation of us all.
The stories of artists and scientists are unfolded over the course of the documentary. These minds include the "world's leading origami theorist" Robert J. Lang, as well as educator Tom Hull. Then there are of course the multiple origami artists, including , Michael LaFosse, , Eric Joisel, and Chris Palmer. Also highlighted is the late Arika Yoshizawa, a grandmaster of origami and innovator in its development as a modern art form.
Set to an original score composed by official trailer for Between the Folds follows.
A longer look at the documentary is provided in an early trailer released in 2006 while the film was still in production.
More information about Between The Folds can be found at Facebook. Gould also discussed her film in an interview with Connect Savannah in advance of its screening last October at the Savannah Film Festival.
The eleventh Wisconsin Film Festival runs from Thursday, April 2 through Sunday, April 5. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 7.