And you thought duct tape has all the fun.
This isn’t a set for a nightmarish movie or the world’s worst case of cob webs. This is an art installation made entirely out of packing tape. It’s strong enough to hold itself up, and it can even support several visitors who can crawl around inside and explore it.
The installation shown in these photos was made by a design collective called numen/foruse, in an old stock exchange building in Vienna. The group used one hundred pounds of clear packing tape, or 117,000 feet of the stuff from 530 rolls. And it wasn’t the group’s first such creation. The near future will bring new installations of increasingly large sizes in Berlin, Frankfurt, and the Croatian coast.
Regarding their work, the artists’ say, “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.” Okay, that’s swell and stuff. But couldn’t it just be a giant cocoon thing for people to play inside of? Seriously, they should market and sell these things. Kids would go nuts over ‘em.
Watch it come together in the time-lapse video below: