caravan is pleased to present ORI-GEN, a design performance conceived especially for Dubai Design Week. Hosted by thejamjar in partnership with Alserkal Avenue in E46, the production weaves body gestures and generative origami design, and aims at involving the audience in an interactive setting that continuously transforms and evolves.
In nature nothing is lost, nothing is created, and everything is transformed. Eons by eons, millennia by millennia, season by season, day by day, second by second, everything is running on the edge of a fragile and ephemeral balance where no moment is equal to another while still looking exactly the same. Similarly microscopic and macroscopic environment are sharing the same fate.
ORI-GEN consists of magnetic modules which when aggregated generate geometric compositions and structures; performers from The Ripple Effect troupe will create diverse environments linking the pattern of their movements to different rhythms and emotions while engaging with the audience in a collaborative act. Beyond its artistic and expressive application ORI-GEN is conceived to be a versatile multipurpose interior element that could become divider, enclosure, lighting and other fixtures, complementing open spaces with its dynamism, interactivity, adaptability and practicality.
caravan is a design collective with a multidisciplinary approach to propose an alternative point of view to the contemporary public and domestic environment. caravan’s members share common interest in cultural, material and social aspects of a globalized community, trying to re-establish a balance among being, having and doing. Blending digital-fabrication and artisanal expertise caravan’s projects aim at creating awareness of heritage to face contemporary challenges. Each work is infused with pragmatic materialism smoothed by subtle metaphors, inspiring its audience reaction with empathic participation. caravan core members are Emanuela Corti, Ivan Parati, Muhammed Shameel.
The Ripple Effect is a conceptual dance production house based in the UAE. We design to entertain and engage audiences through various conceptual and thought-provoking dance performances. From hosting their maiden production in December 2014 to being invited to perform in Italy in 2015, The Ripple Effect are creating waves wherever they go.
The creators are Aishwarya and Joshua who were born and raised in Dubai for 26 years and have been in the circle of dance entertainment through these years. The Ripple Effect derives its name through their source of inspiration, water.
thejamjar is a community arts space that works to promote artists and support the development of Dubai’s arts scene through its extensive arts programme, educational initiatives, and community projects. The studio and project space offers the region’s first Public DIY Painting Studio alongside a year round exhibition and events calendar presenting a diverse range of art forms, including visual art, film, music, theatre and more.
- Ori-gen. Courtesy of Alserkal Avenue