Tape Installation by Numen/For Use
at DMY Berlin

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Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin

DMY Berlin 2010: designers Numen/For Use of Vienna and Zagreb wove a web of adhesive tape around scaffolding at the DMY Berlin venue in the Tempelhof former airport last week. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.

Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin

The project involved wrapping 45 km of tape about the posts over four days.

Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin

It was one of three projects awarded in the DMY Awards (see Tafelstukken by Daphna Isaacs and Laurens Manders, also awarded, in our earlier story).

Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin

Numen/For Use represented Vienna Design Week at the event, which takes place in October this year.

Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin

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Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin

Here's some more information from the designers:


Vienna Design Week Embassy presents

Tape Installation #5 at DMY, 09.-12.06.2010 / Tempelhof, Berlin

Although the Tape Installation is conceived as a kind of parasite, site specific object located at places like old attic, columns of a historical building, group of tries or an industrial concrete structure, due to location change of DMY a custom scaffolding construction had to be made. Therefore the installation appeared more like a captured UFO on the old Tempelhof Airport and less like a cocoon.

Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin

The installation was executed within four days (approximately 160 working hours) utilizing almost 700 conventional transparent tapes (45 km of tape).

Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin

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.

Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin

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.

Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin


See also:

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by Pepe Heykoop
Plakbanterie
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  • tim

    This is so simple and awesome. This is how organic forms should be derived, not through incredibly expensive maya fabrications.

  • http://www.tcdc.or.th Anunta Intra-aksorn

    This space make me wanna hop in & play – lay – rool – claw – sleep

  • Lyn

    mmmmmmmmmmmm looks comfy! :). I’m thinking about getting one now.

  • http://www.mondoprintlouisville.com Mondo Print

    This awesome!

  • Andy

    How peculiar! Very interesting. :)

  • http://www.saimanmiah.com Saiman

    This look super fun!!!

    It looks like it engages with everyone, well done!

  • junihaoni

    the process is so organic and hands-on? just like a spider weaving its web or a silkworm at work.

  • http://danielfiser.com daniel fi3er

    thats just A M A Z I N G !

  • 김소라

    oh my god!!

    my work = your work…ㅜㅜ
    (I’m student..
    my contest work.. concept.. shape.. →same.. )

  • no

    that is what the world was waiting for…yes. thanks. awesome waist of probably very environment friendly tape. hope they took it home to vienna and zagreb.

  • Wei

    i wish i can see more photos during construction

  • yazz

    an organic form but a not organic material, it should be intresting to experiment whit some kind of natural fribr

  • Jing

    fantastic! I’m encouraged by the fabricating process…It push me to think that Maya is not everything, the key is human wisdom and honest labor!

  • http://www.fusher.be/index.php?search=chair&=Search Lise

    Incredible

  • Oae

    similar project by Numen again, including construction video.

    http://www.detail.de/artikel_klebeband-organische-form-numen_24837_De.htm

  • http://eatsleepart.com Z

    brilliance, been a while.

  • http://www.tuvie.com Tuvie

    That is very cool, it’s like jumping and sleeping on a giant spider web.

  • sash

    what happens when a kid gets adventurous and tries to crawl down the narrow bits?
    British health and safety would be all over it ;)
    fricking cool though

  • laputa

    Fantastic!
    This is one of the most impressive work I have ever seen in Dezeen.
    Great Job

  • thief

    I Imagine that this place could be there,. in my home^^

  • joe

    what gauge tape was used? Or, were multiple sizes used?

  • horrible haridas

    is coolness>environment? sure looks like it from everyone going gaga over it. pathetic waste of otherwise useful tape.

  • http://www.deloprojet.com delo

    With an exhibition like this, children can begin a appreciate art.

  • http://www.ferienwohnungen-auf-sizilien.de Sizilien Urlaub

    A super great idea. Just how awesome this is a work of art were put together.
    Would be a great theme for a dance theater. Get the time to introduce our Theatherschatz. Well done.

  • http://www.solarien-direkt.de/ Steve51

    Very new piece of art which has been created there. Looks fantastic!