Final Project Proposal
I’ve been thinking about a project since the beginning of this class. In essence it is an anti-pop-up book, or perhaps a destructive / reconstructive pop up book. The idea is fairly simple… a sturdy book with thick heavy board-like pages, perhaps even metal hinges for a binding. Then… on the pages delicate models are assembled, perhaps architecture or models of other objects, in this rendering a paper model of the Reichstag in Berlin. These models are not meant to be collapsible. After the model is complete the page is shut with force and the model is compressed. Upon opening the page the model is somewhat discernible but will required additional work to reconstruct it towards its original likeness. I like the theory of reconstructive memory… I felt that this was an engaging metaphor for it.
The reconstruction of the model will presumably employ many of the pop up techniques learned in this class.