In September 2011 Fed Square was engulfed by Tape Melbourne – a large-scale, weblike installation made from approximately 30km of packing tape.
Commissioned by and designed specifically for Fed Square, Tape Melbourne was constructed on site by revolutionary Viennese/ Croatian design mavens Numen/For Use. The two metre high structure was the first of its kind to be shown in the Southern Hemisphere.
Appearing to grow from the external wall of the SBS building, the temporary work was an exciting hybrid of art and design.
Visitors watched as the regular packing tape and multiple layers of the transparent adhesive are masterfully stretched between the building and a construction, and marveled at how the continuous wrapping of tendons resulted in a complex, fluid surface, akin to a growing, organic form – enveloping the The Square in spectacular display.
The build for Tape Melbourne began on 4 September 2011 and, once it was complete, visitors were able to explore its interior in a series of supervised walk-in sessions.