By Dominique Peysson
Etienne Reyssat Scientific Council, PMMH, ESPCI laboratory
As part of the program Reflective Interaction / EnsadLab (research laboratory of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs), with the support of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and PSL.
Water and paper. Danser sous la pluie. Petit ballet de papier offers us a succession of small dances made by paper systems. They come alive when the air is humidified when we spray them with a little water. It is 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 doubled. They move gracefully and jerkily, like a flower opening or a pine cone unfolding its scales. No wonder: the physical principle of the movement of small papers is modeled on the movement of plants…