Video, 5'28''
Dominique Peysson
Paper, water

Exhibition Aqua Mobilis

Venice, TIM Future Centre

07-11 December 2016

Scientific Council Etienne Reyssat, PMMH laboratory, ESPCI.
Within the framework of the Reflective Interaction/EnsadLab program
(Research Laboratory of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs).
With the support of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and PSL

"DANCING IN THE RAIN. Small paper ballet " proposes us a succession of small dances realized by paper systems. They come to life when the air is humidified by spraying a little water on them. It is here the specific arrangement and the structure of the small papers that will induce the shape of their movements. No tricks, it's just the humidity that drives them. The speed has been multiplied by two.

They move gracefully and jerky, like a flower opening or a pine cone unfolding its scales. No wonder: the physical principle of the movement of small papers is modelled on that of plants ...