Numen/For Use: :
Tape Copenhagen

15. August 2015 to 23. August 2015

With tape as its material, the design and artist group Numen/For Use explores Nikolaj Kunsthal’s particular architecture. They build a specially designed web, allowing for new ways of experiencing the art centre’s space. With TAPE COPENHAGEN, they transform tape, some 40 km of it in total, to an organic cobweb of passages stretched out among the pillars of the art centre. The installation presents a fascinating interplay between gravity and apparent weightlessness, between light and shadow, when people move about in the partly transparent web.

As a collective, Numen/For Use works within art, scenography and industrial and spatial design with various materials and modes of expression. Formed in 1998, the group consists of Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković, based in Berlin, Vienna and Zagreb.

Inspired by German philosopher Immanuel Kant’s notions of the physical world and the ideal world, i.e. on the one hand the things in themselves (numen) and on the other hand how we experience them (phenomena), Numen/For Use works with reshaping a concrete and well-known everyday item like tape into a brand new and different phenomenon.

The TAPE project has previously been shown at Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2014) and the Federation Square in Melbourne (2012).

TAPE COPENHAGEN is presented as a part of Metropolis 2015 - Festival for Art and Performance in Urban Space, organised by Copenhagen International Theatre.

Opening on Friday August 14 5-7pm

The installation is open to guests from Saturday August 15 to Sunday August 23, including Monday, 10am to 10 pm.