Horrorgami Amityville

As deadly as a paper cut and more frightening than the Adam’s Family, Marc Hagan-Guirey tells us about his spooky origami artwork…

A4 paper is not usually renowned for its eerie qualities. A paper cut can bring a tear to the eye; words on a page can bring rejection, heartbreak or, most usually, inform you that your disposable income for the month is 67p, but it is not generally considered a particularly spooky resource. 31-year-old Marc Hagan-Guirey (based in London, originally from Northern Ireland) looks set to change that in the coming weeks with his Horrorgami exhibition at London’s Gallery One-And-A-Half. Horrorgami sees Hagan-Guirey recreate 13 iconic horror movie locations using a technique called Kirigami (similar to origami, but involving both folding and cutting paper). Each piece uses just a single piece of A4 paper. Though only 4 pieces have been revealed in advance of the exhibition – The Shining, The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist and The Addams Family – the results already look to be spectacular; so much so that this week the project’s website (www.paperdandy.co.uk – Marc works under the moniker Paper Dandy) saw its 100,000th visit.

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