Tape Chatham
The Historic Dockyard, 16.03.-22.06.23

Constant wrapping of pillars of a conventional historic roof construction with a transparent adhesive tape results in a complex, amorphous surface through the process reminiscent of growing of organic forms. The idea originates in a set design concept for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between the pillars. The dancers are stretching the tape while they move so the resulting shape is a (tape) recording of the choreography. One dimensional line evolves into surface that forms organic shape of extraordinary strength. The entrance of the audience inside the volume transforms the sculpture into architecture.

Photography by Thierry Bal and Numen/ForUse