Printing presses run at top speed; paper is printed constantly. Today’s newspaper is already without purpose tomorrow. How to turn old news into something else, to explore paper beyond its limited conventional use? My project injects stiffness into this flexible planar material. Through interlocking loose strands of paper, it transforms into a three-dimensional and stable structure. The discarded newspaper accumulating in my apartment was cut, separated, spun, reconnected, rolled up. Through crocheting techniques a new, self-supporting structure emerged. It plays with height, volume and weight, and lives on its own. A self-supporting spatial structure is formed.
Project by: Abendstein Sofia