Tape Paris : Sticky tape experimental installation

It took twelve people ten days to wrap-up the concrete pillars in the great entrance hall of Palais de Tokyo into a maze of accessible translucent passageways, which coil 50 meters through the gallery space and reach the total height of 6 meters.
— Numen/For Use
Inside the entrance hall of Palais de Tokyo

Inside the entrance hall of Palais de Tokyo

Inside the Parisian Palais de Tokyo, Tape Paris, a part of an extensive group exhibition titled "Inside”, has been presented by Vienna-based design collective Numen/For Use. Transforming tapes to build interior movements with the retaining shape, creating a symphony of circulation within the suspended veins.

Inside the entrance hall of Palais de Tokyo

Inside the entrance hall of Palais de Tokyo

While we exploring the experience of interior space through the matrix of surface, we are welcome to move along the translucent tunnels and feel the sense of organic reaction around us.

Space inside the Tape Paris

Space inside the Tape Paris

Kids exploring the space like a playground

Kids exploring the space like a playground

Their main idea was to transform the whole building into a convulsive mind/body organism whose slippery inner limits a motivated explorer has yet to trace and confront. The stretched biomorphic skin of Tape Paris is marking the entry point to the whole experience, being a literal incarnation of an inner-directed, regressive environment - the sense of descent into the primordial always lingering around its openings.

Inside the installation

Inside the installation

The various curve welcome us to explore, play, and rest

The various curve welcome us to explore, play, and rest

The tunnels lead us to many directions

The tunnels lead us to many directions

View from below

View from below