PAPER RELIGIONS (2006)


Paolo Tonin Arte Contemporanea (2015)

TERNA6 (2014-15)

Mart / Galleria Civica (2014-15)

Manifesta7 (2008)


“It twists and turns the folds, takes them to infinity, fold upon fold, fold after fold”. (Deleuze, The Fold)

What is the basic religious operation?
It may be the fold, indeed, which unfolds all the images of the universe to show the unity of their multiplicity. But just as origami is the product of an elegant, fragile human art, God may as well be the product of the human tension towards the ultimate fold.

 

PAPER RELIGIONS #JERUSALEM

Jerusalem is the chosen place for the continuity of a project, The Wall, which takes shape in a land full of
tensions: and yet, the wall can become a medium for union.
Through its primary, modular form, the brick becomes the beginning of any religious building and belief.

Religious Paper, Jerusalem is a project involving paper bricks made with the origami technique.
Their fragility, symbol of human frailty, become the vector of a different thought.


muro

Installation, variable measure, paper 140 gr., 12x24cm, h 6cm each brick, 2010.


muro

Installation, variable measure, paper 140 gr., 12x24cm, h 6cm each brick.
Paper's Church, 12x24cm, h 23, paper's Mosque, 12x24cm, h 4cm and paper's Synagogue, 12x24 cm, h 10 cm, 2010.



PAPER RELIGIONS #H2O (2007)

Suffering, negation, doubt and expectation take on form, a tension that insinuates itself in the air, creates disorder in our iconographical certainty.


h2o



h2o

H2O, performance, Housing Project, Rovereto (I), 2007



MEDIA



PAPER RELIGIONS #PEOPLE (2006)

The origami technique here is understood as the glue of a type of collective thinking: an act of protestation against those constraints that seek to hamper human freedom, and religious freedom in the first place.


buddista

Buddha, origami, paper, origami, 6x3 cm, h 9, 2006


rabbino

Bishop, origami, paper, origami, 7x4 cm, h 10, 2006