|Packing tape bowls or vessels|
Friday, January 21, 2011
The new hard drives are slowly filling up and even better, they are getting organized. What is really fun about this job is categorizing the images, that and seeing so clearly what ones preoccupations are and have been: bodies, trees, textures, lines, houses, skies, water, light and shadow. Finding things I have not yet finished or have not yet figured out quite how to do or use, is another major benefit. A while after "The Forest Vessels" I made some containers or vessels out of packing tape, and while I loved their shape I disliked how they felt, [the tape has a slithery feeling] and how they reacted to light. However they photographed beautifully.
Packing tape has been used by a lot of artists over the years but the most fun and brillant use is by Numen/For Use. These spiderweb-like installations by Austrian-Croatian design firm Numen/For Use involved wrapping between 70-45 km of tape and 4-7 days, depending on their location. This installation will soon travel to Melbourne, Buenos Aires and other cities. I love the artery/vein feel.