DMY 2010 award winner: numen/for use DMY 2010 award winner: numen/for use
jun 18, 2010

DMY 2010 award winner: numen/for use

‘tape installation’ at tempelhof airport, berlin image © designboom

 

 

 

in their series of site specific tape installations, croatian design collective numen/for use showcased their latest creation at DMY international design festival berlin 2010. although their tape installations are often conceived as a kind of parasitic object installed into locations such as old attics, columns of a historical building, or an industrial concrete structure, this time a custom scaffolding construction had to be made due to location change by DMY. the result, according to the foruse/numen, translated into a structure reminiscent of a UFO. the installation was executed within four days (approximately 160 working hours) utilizing almost 700 conventional transparent tapes (45 km of tape).

image © designboom

 

 

 

the tendons of multiple layers of transparent adhesive tape were firstly stretched in between the constructions. the following continuous wrapping of tendons resulted in a complex, amorphous surface through a process similar to the growth of organic forms. the idea for the installation originated from a set design concept for a dance performance in which the form evolved from the movement of dancers between the pillars. the dancers stretched the tape while they moved, so the resulting shape became a (tape) recording of their choreography.

the making of ‘tape installation’ at tempelhof airport, berlin

 

 

the transport of ‘tape installation’ at tempelhof airport, berlin

 

 

image © designboom

 

 

detail of tape tendons image © designboom

 

 

image © designboom

 

 

interior image © designboom

 

 

people entered the interior through various cutout ‘doors’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cutout door

 

 

 

 

the stickiness of the tape allowed objects to be stuck to the walls of the installation image © designboom

 

 

image © designboom

 

 

 

 

tape installation at night

 

 

tape installation at night

 

 

tape installation at night

 

 

aerial view

 

 

the wrapping of tape around tape tendons

 

 

production process

 

 

production process

 

 

christoph katzler portrait © designboom

  • “bad” version of ernesto neto, after so many years of neto …

    kee says:
  • cool

    stefania says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

(43 articles)

design news