Folding: Thao Kotle, New-York and Uyen Trang and her team, Vietnam
H: 255 cm, W: 50 cm
An abstract wall-piece at the corner of the exhibition's entrance wall simulates a black vine, which, like a parasite, clings to the structure. Mozer uses a modular-origami technique, in which identical units, folded in the traditional method, are inserted one into the other to create a 3D body. The technique is sometimes called Golden Venture folding after a Chinese ship which carried migrants seeking refuge in the United States. The refugees, who were detained for a long period of time, use this technique to create items that helped them fund their migration processes.
The many units that make up this work were diligently folded by workers from the Far East, with whom the artist fashioned reciprocal relations. This work celebrates the art of origami, which developed in the Far East. Yet at the same time raises for discussion questions on work relations and trade in the global market.
On the Edge - Israeli Paper
Curator: Anat Getenyu
Group Exhibition, 03.2017 - 07.2017
MUZA, ERETZ ISRAEL MUSEUM TEL-AVIV