The gentle, calming nature of this work establishes a contrast with the severity of social and environmental realities today. A meditative kaleidoscopic loop of destruction aims to scale potential future outcomes into a series of digestible alternative offerings.
This video work slowly crushes folded paper ‘fortune tellers’; cootie catchers, chatterboxes, whirlybirds or paku-paku. Hand folded paper objects used by children, manipulated folds to predict the future based on decisions made by the one seeking their fortune.
The self destructing geometric paper structures talk to the ephemeral nature of all human construction. The child places faith in a paper object and constructs a hopeful and naive vision of the future; as humanity has, for so long, assumed its continued good fortune and permanence on earth.
The work aims to pitch alternative narratives through image worlds and to seek out some of the deepest possibilities and consequences of human construction and destruction.