In accordance with original agreements, this temporary work has been dismantled and removed eleven month after it had been erected.

Frank Bölter (*1969)    HOrigamiUSE    2013
    

laminiertes Papier / laminated paper      

HOrigamiUSE   2013                                                             

Material:      laminated paper
Dimensions   500 x 354 x 426 (h) cm

"HOrigamiUSE" is being sponsored by the AllbauStiftung, and was constructed with the support of Ingenieurbüro Lars Römling. 




stainless steel sign
 




on 07 June 2016 the documentation for Frank Bölter´s „HOrigamiUSE“ was published

The brochure´s size is A 5 portrait; it has 132 pages. The content includes a text by the curator Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt, one "diary" each of Lisa Lambrecht-Wagenitz (as a neighbour of the sculptures park), and Frank Bölter (as the artist), and numerous pictures.

     
   title page                                                 content                                         imprint

The publication has been entered into the state "NRW Bibliographie" library catalogue; see here.  It is available from the association Kunst am Moltkeplatz KaM e.V.; contacts here.



on 23 May 2014 the white paper surfaces of Frank Bölters „HOrigamiUSE“ were removed, 
on 28 May 2014 the wooden sub-structure was dismantled and removed, and
on 05 June 2014 rolled sod was laid to cover the former foot print of the „HOrigamiUSE“ 

As a first step towards the removal of the taller-than-man paper "HOrigamiUSE", which had been folded according to an Origami instruction and erected on 22 June 2013, a total of approx 250 sq m of its laminated white thin cardboard surfaces (alike to fruit juice packaging material) have been dismantled. A total of up to ten persons - members of KaM and other persons interested in public art at the Moltkeplatz - worked for up to four hours to remove screws, other material, and the paper. 

        

The wooden sub-structure was dismantled and removed a few days later.
    

Finally, rolled sod was laid to cover the former foot print of the "HOrigamiUSE".
       


on 22 May 2014: Farewell to Frank Bölters „HOrigamiUSE“

Within the action  young Art At The Moltkeplatz/junge Kunst am Moltkeplatz Frank Bölter had on 22 June 2013 - jointly with members of the association KaM, other people interested in art, and neighbors - folded and erected on the Moltkeplatz his taller-than-man paper "house" folded according to an Origami instruction starting with a sheet of laminated paper of 15 x 15 m size. After having spent eleven months outdoors - and exposed not only to the weather - it has aged and changed. In accordance with the original planning this temporary work will now be dismantled and removed in the near future.

The association KaM, the artist Künstler Frank Bölter, and numerous guests bid their farewell to "HOrigamiUSE", and toasted the artist, his work(s), and the Moltkeplatz. Because of the weather, parts of the event were held in the parish hall of the SELK church. Videos and pictures taken during various phases of the lifetime of "HOrigamiUSE" where shown and there was ample time for discussion

during the farewell event for his "HOrigamiUSE":
Frank Bölter
(second from right) being interviewed by the press

"HOrigamiUSE" is being sponsored by the AllbauStiftung, and was constructed with the support of Ingenieurbüro Lars Römling. 






on 22 April 2014  KaM members have repaired the roof of Frank Bölter´s "HOrigamiUSE". During the Easter holidays a branch had fallen from a tree above and had cut a hole in the paper roof.

     
Click here for a sequence of pictures since the "HOrigamiUSE"  was erected on 22 June 2013.



on 23 January 2014

Frank Bölter paid a visit to the Moltkeplatz in order to, among others, take pictures of the current state of his "HOrigamiUSE".

  
Click here for a sequence of pictures since the "HOrigamiUSE"  was erected on 22 June 2013.


on 13 Januar 2014

the roof of Frank Bölter´s "HOrigamiUSE" has been repaired. In addition to the gradual ageing due to storms and lots of rain the roof had been damaged on 08 January when trees were cut and parts fell through the fragile roof. On 09 January, KaM members had formed - out of the left over original laminated paper material - a square which was put on top of the roof by Fa. Nolte Ingenieur Holzbau staff first thing in the morning on 13 January.

     
Click here for a sequence of pictures since it was erected on 22 June 2013.


23 December 2013

Frank Bölter´s "HOrigamiUSE" has now been standing at the Moltkeplatz for some six months. Storms and lots of rain - especially during the autumn months - have left their marks on the work.

Click here for a sequence of pictures since it was erected on 23 June 2013.


16 November 2013  

Discussion with the artist Frank Bölter 
at the parish hall of the SELK Church at the Moltkeplatz

The discussion was led by Stefanie Klingemann, Cologne (artist, curator, and editor of the artists´ magazin MOFF). It basically covered Frank Bölter´s approach as an artist and the way he works. This was illustrated both verbally, and with pictures and videos of past works. Throughout the discussion there was an open and eager exchange with the audience .

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Stefanie Klingemann and Frank Bölter in discussion

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Obviously, a special focus was placed on Frank Bölter´s "HOrigamiUSE" which was folded and erected at the Moltkeplatz in June 2013 by the artist and a large group of participants, and the development of this work.
There was sufficient time for a walk around the work in the park opposite the church, and more discussions back at the parish hall... which also helped to warm after the time outside.

The WAZ newspaper had carried an invitation noteKaM´s invitation here. 


End of October 2013: in the annual compilation "KUNSTJAHR2013. Die Zeitschrift, die Bilanz zieht", Frank Bölters "HOrigamiUSE" and the Moltkeplatz are mentioned in a feature by Marion Leske on Art in Public Spaces.

Click 
here for the paragraph.



22 October 2013  approx 11 p.m.   a sudden thunderstorm with a small twister has wreaked havoc at the Moltkeplatz: thick tree branches were sheared off, and cars were smashed; necessitating hours-long work by the fire department and the police.


23 October in the morning:  the sculptures have been spared by the storm... with the exception of Frank Bölter´s "HOrigamiUSE", where streches of the folded paper sheet have become undone.


23 October 11 a.m.  following some short-notice work by members of the association KaM - and with the help of professionals of Fa. Nolte Ingenieur Holzbau - Frank Bölter´s "HOrigamiUSE" has been restored to its previous state.


 


on Sunday 23 June 2013
 

the vernissage and the opening was held for Frank Bölter´s work "HOrigamiUSE". Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt provided the introduction.

Vernissage on 23 June 2013: Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt provided the introduction.


The Informationsdienst KUNST mentions the project in their isssue 531 of 27 June 2013 (p. 13).

Press articles on 16 June in LINTORFER (announcement), and on 26 June 2013 in the Essen Südanzeiger  here.


On Saturday  22 June 2013

as the fourth work within the project junge Kunst am Moltkeplatz / young Art At The Moltkeplatz Frank Bölter erected his taller-than-man paper "house" folded according to an Origami instruction on the Moltkeplatz. Members of the association KaM, other people interested in art, and neighbors had been invited to participate and have helped in great numbers and throughout the day.

Erwin Wiemer has filmed the folding of the 15 x 15 m size single sheet and the erecting of the folded paper house. The video can be viewed in YouTube for the entry click here.

More pictures, blogs etc
are available 
here (bottom of the page; numerous pictures, and the video), herehere, here, and here (with many thanks to the various photographers, bloggers etc)


Pictures showing the erecting on 22 June 2013:

on the previous day: combining several stretches (1.3 m wide each) into a single 15 x 15 m sheet.

Instructions on how to fold the sheet of paper... with step-by-step explanations by Frank Bölter, and documentation on two wooden planks
.

It all starts with the 15 x 15 m single sheet, which Frank Bölter had formed on the previous day










fixing the corners of the folded sheet

last items to be aligned and secured

After the successful folding and erecting all participants signed their names onto the construction sign


Erwin Wiemer has filmed the folding of the 15 x 15 m size single sheet and the erecting of the folded paper house. The video can be viewed in YouTube for the entry click here.

More pictures, blogs etc.
are available 
here (bottom of the page; numerous pictures, and the video), herehere, here, and here (with many thanks to the various photographers, bloggers etc.)



on 13 June 2013

announcing the construction of "HOrigamiUSE", and inviting everybody to participate, Frank Bölter set up the construction sign for his work:







"HOrigamiUSE" is being sponsored by the AllbauStiftung, and was constructed with the support of Ingenieurbüro Lars Römling.



on 04 May 2013

Frank Bölter - within the project Kunst im Wohnraum / Art in the Living Room Essen - put up for display an urban landscape showing various Origami folded model houses. 




Other projects by Frank Bölter (selection of links; cf. Frank Bölter´s homepage):


Daily Mail   London 2007  (covering a project on the River Elbe)

To The World´s End   London 2010

Enorme papieren boot op Brussels kanaal  Brussels 2012

10 Quadratmeter / 10 square meters  Köln/Cologne 2012

Holunderblütenfest / Elderberry festival in Sachsenberg  2013



Frank Bölter´s homepage here.



Frank Bölter


*1969         born in Lippstadt; lives and works in Köln/Cologne


1994           Visuelle Kommunikation, Fachhochschule Münster

1999           Diplom

1999           Freie Kunst, Kunstakademie Münster

2001           Facultat de Belles Arts de la Universitat de Barcelona

2003           Lehrauftrag Kunst an der Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel

2004           Akademiebrief Freie Kunst; Meisterschüler bei Daniele Buetti