Paper Orbs begins the night as a massive origami sculpture which dissolves over 5,000 thousand of paper helmets worn by visitors as they parade down University Avenue. As both a lantern and a center of gravity, the paper float pulls visitors in and encourages them to return throughout the night to experience the dissolution of the paper sculpture. The accumulated paper helmets disperse into scattered constellations that float along the street.

Folded thinking devices are mounted on top of sleepless bodies which restlessly comb the street — little astronauts emerge; dragging their feet, laughing, staring into space, full of chatter, exclamations, silent meditations, unexpected gestures, with paper orbs bobbing up and down, surveying the scene.



Initiated By: Marcin Kedzior and Christine Kim

Design & Production Team: Marcin Kedzior, Christine Kim, Craig Crane, Saksham Sharma, Emma Dunn, Venessa Heddle, Cara Kedzior, Rebecca Lee, Dana Marciniak, Thomas Moore, Parham Rahimi, Rebecca Reed, Christine Rohrbacher, Joshua Sam-Cato, Adam Smith, Veronica Smith, Albert Yoon 

Photo:  John RichardsonDon ToyeChristine KimSaksham Sharma