Material is not passive. It has its own will or volition, sometimes all you need to become aware of that is careful observation. For Tomopteris Micans Ana explored the material agency of paper. By folding paper again and again she made tessellations that give paper the ability to move. Each fold results in a motion that has its own distinct character. Combining two tessellations and assembling them in an organic shape, Tomopteris Micans was born. The viewer is invited to observe and explore Tomopteris Micans, using light to reveal hidden capacities.
After a BSc in Neuroscience, Ana Oosting (NL) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2015 and has recently attained a Masters degree from the ArtScience Interfaculty at the Royal Academy in Den Haag. She has specialised in ceramics but also works with stop-motion techniques and micro-controllers to make her work come to life. She inspires to ignite the same wonder she feels for living things and the processes that sustain them.