Fold It!

I am interested in repetitive activities and gestures through the specificity of culture.  For having a limited space, we fold items small and compact. This activity of folding, unfolding, and refolding has no ending.  (The completion of this activity is a rejection of existence of objects.)  Folding has a systematic style according to sizes of a drawer, a box, a shelf, a basket, or a cabinet. Each item needs to be constructed rigorously and stylistically to be able to fit.  The act of folding nice, stacking evenly, and putting away is necessary. For the Japanese, the concept is compact; to be comfortable in small rooms families have to use space efficiently. The specific instructions are passed on to generations through the act of observation, practice, experimentation, and transformation.

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