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Tape Melbourne Brings to Mind Mammoth Spiders

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 26, 2011 • References: numen.eu and itsnicethat
The Tape Melbourne art installation is incredibly impressive. Not only does it look utterly like a huge, thick spiderweb, it is completely made out of self-adhesive tape. That is impressive because until actually laying eyes on the Tape Melbourne installation, it wouldn’t have seemed physically possible to make something of this scale and stability with average tape.

Created by Numen/For Use, the Tape Melbourne installation was commissioned by Melbourne’s main civic center and cultural district Federation Square as a part of their Creative Program. Slender and tenuous, it rests six meters above ground and can clearly hold the weight of multiple people. Tape Melbourne is the first installation of its kind to be executed outside Europe and below the equator.