Tape Installation weaves a web of tubes over Europe
Tape Installation was conceived as site specific object located at places like old attics, columns of historical buildings, group of tries or industrial concrete structures. The project involves wrapping 45 km of tape around posts in four days. It is created by multiple layers of transparent adhesive tape that are stretched in between a construction. The following continuous wrapping of tendons results in a complex, amorphous surface reminiscent of the growing of organic forms.
Preparing the installation made of adhesive tape is an event for us as well as visitors entering the installation. Its 3D organic form attracts visitors to enter it, sit or lie in it – they leave it unwillingly, especially children. We weave it every time according to the specifics of the given space. Visitors are fascinated by the fact that such a big object is made from adhesive tape, and after entering it they are fascinated by the feeling of lightness and security these organic membranes produce.
The idea for the installation originates from a set design concept for a dance performance in which forms evolve from the movements of the dancers between pillars. Dancers are stretching the tape while moving, so the resulting shape is a (tape) recording of the choreography.“ – explains Numen/ForUse.