Last weekend I assembled, disassembled and then packed an iceberg to be sent to the UK for the exhibition at the North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford. This particular berg is only a practice berg – it is made using the leftovers from the original trialling and testing of the materials and configurations. There are complete discrepancies with edge width and whether these edges are reinforced or not. Have to remember it is a practice berg for the curators Katharine Allard and Sarah Lacey to play with. A chance for them to become “one with the bergs” or something like that. So really, this is the pictorial instruction sheet for them. The berg is in the mail, flat packed and shortly to arrive.

Good luck ladies x

It will be hard to see the difference between these first two images, but this one is the before stapling shot. First things first -select the first two triangles and flip, then match the folded edge.

 Staple on the fold.

Open out.

Repeat the first three stages

Flip

Staple

Open out…and repeat
Using bulldog clips over a window or wall, clip the top row on and work your way down using the fold, staple and open out technique



First side complete

Flip [this is the inside view]

Start the second side.
Carry on till second side is complete

You can see here that I have put a couple of hooks up for to create a tension wire to hang the berg to with clothes pegs

Once the second side is attached to the tension wire [about 40cm from the first side] the two sides are then joined together starting at the top.

Here is the plan of this test iceberg. The numbers inside the triangles refer to # I have given each shape [for easier recognition]

The numbers on the perimeter are measurements: 20=20cm and so on.

The most outer numbers [on the bottom plan]is just me counting the number of sides that I have to close up [making sure it is the same on each side of the iceberg]

*One more thing – the edges can be trimmed after stapling [to make them even] I just didn’t have time to do this before sending. I am working with an approximately 1cm seam. Handle carefully – treated tissue paper can cause a mean paper cut – like a razor!

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