all wrapped up | follow the dancers
by agnes s.
These spiderweb-like installations are by Austrian-Croation design firm Numen/For Use and involved wrapping between 70-45 km of tape for 4-7 days, depending on their location.
“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.”
Multiple layers of transparent adhesive tape were stretched between the scaffolding, followed by continuous wrapping resulting in a complex, organic form. Images show an installation at Berlin’s decommissioned Tempelhof Airport as well as several other locations. This installation will soon travel to Melbourne, Buenos Aires and other cities.