For one night only witness and explore Tape London, a sculptural installation on an architectural scale by Vienna and Zagreb based architects Numen/For Use. Their series of tape structures have been nominated in this year’s Brit Insurance Designs of the Year, and they have been commissioned to create a site specific tape installation across the Design Museum’s First Floor Gallery to dramatically preside over the stage for the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011 awards ceremony.
The Design Museum will be open to the public between 6.30pm and 9pm on Tuesday 15 March for an evening viewing of this temporary installation and an opportunity to judge for yourself the winner of Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011 announced earlier that day.
Christoph Katzler, Ante Krizmanic and Nikola Radeljkovic from Numen/For Use will be available to guide you through their work and the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year gallery will be open throughout the evening.
Mutliple layers of transparent tape act like tendons stretched between rigid points and columns. Days of work and 45km of tape went into creating some of the structures, which can be experienced from inside as well as out. Try to believe it!
The inspiration comes from a set design for a dance performance, in which the form evolves from the movement of dancers between pillars: the dancers stretch the tape as they move, resulting in a (tape) recording of the choreography.
Film by Numen.org
Design Museum, Shad Thames, SE1 2YD