Photo: John Richardson
Marcin Kedzior - Toronto, Canada
Christine Kim - Toronto, Canada
Paper Orbs, 2013
17 - 1 Trinity Square (Access from Bay Street, south of Dundas Street West)
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Paper Orbs begins the night as a massive origami sculpture which dissolves into thousands 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. The helmets also resonate with notions of patterned order and militaristic
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.
Marcin Kedzior is a musician, dancer, writer, designer, editor and professor. His collaborative work
includes the winning entry for the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization.
Christine Kim is an artist and arts educator. Recent exhibitions include: Show Off Exhibition, The
Artist Project Toronto and a solo show at Graven Feather Gallery.