Unfolding Object

Online Artwork

Published January 2002, by The Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum

Intriguing Object:

"Let's see what unfolds"

Unfolding Object is a simple square that may be unfolded along any side. The marks on each face tally the number of times that face has been unfolded. Each persons decisions determine the shape the object takes. Each square of the object has identical code for unfolding and transfers it to the new pages it opens. The potential for every shape the object can take is contained in the code for the the first single square.

Unfolding Object on guggenheim.org

2018 Restoration of Unfolding Object on guggenheim.org

Interview with Jon Ippolito, March 23rd, 2002

In The New York Times, February 18, 2002