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Not quite what's described, but interesting nonetheless
on November 16, 2012
I expected to learn more tangible connections between art and science, but instead this documentary merely showcases the works of a handful of artists, mathematicians, and scientists, who share a common interest in origami. Apart from a statement at the very end, made by a father of one of the subjects, there aren't many (if any) correlations between art and science being directly explored in this film. This is simply a showcase of various origami sculptures, interwoven with insightful commentary from professionals and enthusiasts from the arts and science fields.
That said, as a film that is simply about origami, it was pretty fascinating. The sculptures were incredible. It's difficult to fathom how some of those constructions come to look or behave the way they do. Specifically toward the end of the film, there are some truly impressive and awe-inspiring pieces that, according to the creators, are supposedly quite simple to make. It blows my mind to imagine creating something like that would be 'simple'.
Overall, if you are interested in origami or art in general, this could be quite enjoyable for you. If you're expecting to learn about the similarities between art and science, look elsewhere. Worth watching in your free time, or perhaps playing for an art/math class if your a substitute teacher. ;-)