Folded Paper is the result of an experiment. As an art student in the 1970s, Sheila Pinkel studied with a physicist and began to explore the possibilities of light as material for art-making. She brought a big piece of photographic paper into the darkroom, where she folded and crushed it to change its physical shape, then exposed it to a single light source. Once developed, the paper flattened, and the resulting picture became what the artist has called a “time-space paradox”: three-dimensional space understood as a two-dimensional photograph.
- MoMA, Floor 3