Origami Sukkah
Xarene Eskandar
Origami Sukkah
The decisive symbol of perpetual mobility and temporality is the nomad, one who carries all her needs on her back. This project explores the formal and aesthetic qualities of nomadism with an origami structure that doubles as both a garment and the temporary structure of the sukkah. The triangular and psuedo-pyramid forms of the origami also plays with the reversal of the symbolism of structures built on the backs of the Jews (the pyramids).

The folds of the translucent mylar forms denote upward movement and ascension, while a roof of bark from the paper birch--native to New York and used by the Indians in canoe building--reconnects the structure back to it's native locale.

Ideally, the walls would be worn by a rotation of nude gentile urban nymphs, with the base of the wall wrapped around their bodies, and the height of the wall unfurling into the sky.

Realistically, the walls can be worn by anyone, for as long as they occupy the sukkah.

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