While Scotch tape is being scooped up for the gift-wrapping season, Numen / For Use, a Berlin collective of artists, decided to use it for another purpose.

‘Tape Paris' is an installation spanning the walls and pillars of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. At 50 meters (about 164 feet) in length and six meters (almost 20 feet) high, the massive and very impressive structure took 12 people over the course of 10 days to construct the tape labyrinth. Yes, this can actually support human weight.

Numen / For Use say that, "[t]he 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."

'Tape Paris' is part of the 'Inside' exhibition, which will run until January 2015.

Check the photos below to see how it looks like inside 'Tape Paris.'


Enter the web #palaisdetokyo #Inside #Numen #TapeParis

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Into the web #palaisdetokyo #Inside #Numen #tapeparis

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Inside Numen #espacedefolie #Numen #palaisdetokyo

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Let´s tape, shall we? #palaisdetokyo #tapeparis #Numen

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