NUMEN / FOR USE (Croatia)

1-31 August 2015
8am - 7:30pm
Bute Park, Cardiff

Migrations TAPE - Numen / For Use

Migrations & RSPB Cymru present TAPE in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council.

Walk inside a sculpture in the trees made entirely from sticky tape!

Croatian artist collective, Numen / For Use, are creating an interactive installation in the trees of Bute Park. Stretched between tree trunks like a giant spiders web or impossible cocoon, TAPE is a network of people-sized tunnels hanging in the air.

Numen artist Sven Joke and a dedicated team of local volunteers will work over two weeks, carefully layering transparent sticky tape into an artwork strong enough to carry human weight. TAPE’s organic form will gradually evolved, nesting in one of Cardiff’s most accessible natural environments.

TAPE Is for everyone - inspiring us to experience our park in a brand new way.

TAPE installations around the world including Paris, Tokyo, Melbourne and Stockholm. Cardiff’s unique TAPE is the UK’s first public TAPE artwork.

What happens to TAPE afterwards?

TAPE will be carefully removed and recycled using an innovative process and made into wildflower planters and bird houses specially designed by Numen artist Sven Jonke.

About the Artists

Numen is an award wining collective of artists: Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljkovic´. While working as industrial designers in Croatia, they came together to create monumental interactive installations, theatre scenography and spacial designs. Their eyecatching creations have gone on to thrill people across the globe.

TAPE Cardiff Installation Crew

Numen Team:

  • Sven Jonke
  • Kresimir Pauk
  • Ivan Hinger

Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff volunteers:

  • Mick Tabor
  • Kate Evans
  • Emma Harry
  • Chris Sheard
  • Sam Goodwin
  • Anna Williams
  • Rhys Thomas
  • Erin Dooley
  • Rosa Baik
  • Alan
  • Jacek Pijanka
  • Dan Eynon

Embedded Artist:

  • Carolyn Ryves

Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff

Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff is delivered by RSPB Cymru in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and funded by Tesco customers through the Welsh Government’s carrier bag levy.

Delivering free outreach sessions to all primary schools in Cardiff and free events for families, the project aims to put frogs, autumn leaves and muddy knees back in to childhood to help inspire the next generation to look after our city’s amazing wildlife.

Carolyn Robertson, Project Manager – Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff wrote:
“Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff is so excited to be part of TAPE; a completely unique experience with nature from a totally new perspective - close to being a spider or a moth! Tape is the perfect excuse to go wild in the city and spend an unforgettable day in Bute Park. We wish everybody who climbs inside TAPE a truly magic moment in the trees."


In partnership with

rspb.org.uk ___ cardiff.gov.uk


With thanks to

  • Martin Christmas, Salvtech,
  • Julia Sas, Bute Park Manager

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