‘As Above, So Below’, is an enquiry into the production and use of miniatures in heritage practice. Perry designed a miniature paper craft model of Yester Castle, a multi-phased site dating back to the twelfth century with a rich history of folklore and gothic inspiration. The castle’s underground ‘Goblin Ha’, built by Sir Hugo Giffard in the early 13th century was allegedly constructed through magical means, even inspiring mention by Sir Walter Scott in Canto III of Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field. The paper craft design was inspired by the work of Origamic Architecture pioneer Masahiro Chatani and artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, using Kirigami folding and cutting principles to produce paper craft models from printable A4 templates.
By integrating the paper craft with an Augmented Reality application for Android developed in Unity3D, this project sought to present an accessible creative exploration of the site, it’s history and poetic connections whilst reconstructed its ‘haunted’ aura.