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Last week I was lucky enough to be involved in the launch of an exciting new interactive sculpture in Bute Park. As people climbed in and out of the beautiful web-like sculpture I was larking about on my trapeze in the trees!
RSPB Cymru have been working in partnership with Migrations to create TAPE – an interactive installation stretched between tree trunks like a giant spiders web or impossible cocoon, TAPE is a network of people-sized tunnels hanging in the air. Anyone can walk inside the sculpture which is made entirely from sticky tape! It will be open from 8am-8pm everyday in August.
The artists behind the sculpture are Croatian collective, Numen / For Use. Numen artist Sven Joke and a dedicated team of local volunteers will worked over two weeks, carefully layering transparent sticky tape into an artwork strong enough to carry human weight. TAPE’s organic form will gradually evolve, nesting in one of Cardiff’s most accessible natural environments.
TAPE Is for everyone – inspiring us to experience our park in a brand new way. Numen have made different TAPE installations around the world including Paris, Tokyo, Melbourne and Stockholm. Cardiff’s unique TAPE is the UK’s first public TAPE artwork.
What happens to TAPE afterwards?
TAPE will be carefully removed and recycled using an innovative new process and made into wildflower planters and bird houses specially designed by Numen artist Sven Jonke.