The Austrian/Croatian designstudio For Use/Numen presented their impressing tape installation during this year’s DMY festival in Berlin. Due to the large area it was not possible to mount the installation as it was conceived like a kind of parasite, site specific object, which uses the existing architecture as docking units. Instead it was built into a custom scaffolding construction, executed within four days (approximately 160 working hours) utilizing almost 700 conventional transparent tapes (45 km of tape).
“The tendons of multiple layers of transparent adhesive tape are firstly stretched in between a construction. The following continuous wrapping of tendons results in a complex, amorphous surface through the process reminiscent of growing of organic forms. The idea for the installation originates in a set design concept for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between the pillars. The dancers are stretching the tape while they move, so the resulting shape is a (tape) recording of the choreography”, the designers explain.
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