“Exit to”- Cosmonaut Tape Portrait

HOMEPACKING TAPE“Exit to”- Cosmonaut Tape Portrait

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Image 1- Work in progress at atelier

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Image 2- Making of light-box for tape art

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Image 3- Tape art work with and without light

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Image 4- Closeup of the “Exit to”

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Image 5- “Exit to” at artist’s studio in Berlin

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Image 6- Fitting in “The Haus”

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Image 7- “Exit to” Kassel 2017

The cosmonaut – a tape art light-box

I created this cosmonaut portrait for “The House- Berlin Art Bang” exhibition. I planned to install two parts. Both parts should be installed in the entrance area of “The Haus” (see Image 6). At the try-in, I found that the desired effect did not apply because of the lack of space. So I had to change my plan. The second part of my packing tape installation was laid in the 5th floor. There was a perfect place in a built-in wardrobe in the corridor. Under the title “The Transition” the exhibition visitors were able to see there this part of the artwork. Also in the project book “The Buch” you can find a photo of it.

Packing tape art at “The House” project

Unfortunately this part of the installation remained hidden for the audience. That’s why I decided to publish the photos of the remaining part here. The artwork measures 186 x 86 x 26 cm and consists exclusively of brown packing tape, which has been used in more than 20 layers on a light box. The color difference results from several layers of tape. And the work of art is only visible through the light (see picture 3).

 

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