Participating Artist – Mona Dai and Evan Brock (PULP: paper art party 2014)

Evan Brock is a fourth year student at the University of Waterloo, studying architecture.  His interest in interdisciplinary design is often the focal point of his work.  Inspiration often comes from exploring non-standard methods, such as using projection, animation and lighting to enhance the physical spaces created.  Previous school projects sparked the interest to use weaving techniques, parametric design and projection mapping for the Pulp Paper Art Party.

1: 2B Ico Project

1: 2B Ico Project
Theatre projection onto a screen of water mist for the 2012 UWaterloo production of Athru.

Mona Dai is also a 4th year architecture student at the University of Waterloo.

One of her vague, idealistic aspirations as an architecture student is to create greater engagement between people and the physical environment.

She is interested in investigating and narrating the delightful aspects of ordinary materials & activities.  For example, the project below (completed with a partner), quantifies and expresses the volume of space traversed by a piece of paper as a person folds it into a crane.  The final phase of the project consisted of the creation of a computer script that generated new forms based on the data and parameters that were recorded.  With PULP, she aims to transform ordinary waste paper into a space that injects a sense of wonder into the people passing or looking through it.

Excerpt from Folding an Origami Crane, System Stalker Lab 2013

Excerpt from Folding an Origami Crane, System Stalker Lab 2013

The project Illuminous for Pulp: Paper Art Party 2014, is a series of three woven paper screens which act as the base for a projection mapped video.  Utilizing parametric design, loosely woven portions allow for interactions between the party goers and the installation.

Screen Progress

Screen Progress
Screen 1 of 3 under construction for Pulp 2014

We are excited to have Mona Dai and Evan Brock participate in our event! See more installations for this year’s party here!

– Rotem