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Photos: Luis Corzo

Folding monuments is a series of interactive soft sculptures that contemplate the value and currency of existing monuments in our present day surroundings, by considering their socio-political and historical backgrounds.

 

Each work is a scale replica of an existing monument and contains one or more ribbons that, when pulled, raise the work to its full form and when released, allow it to collapse on the floor. Alternately, the works may be ironed and folded to be displayed on shelves. The act of reaching a collective consensus on how to approach the work prompts participants to consider how these structures shape who we are, as well as our role in shaping them and their surrounding space.