Tape Installation by For Use and Numen at DMY Berlin

Tape Installation by Numen/For Use 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.

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

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