An artwork made of duct tape is created in front of an audience
How is a work of art made of adhesive tape? Is this exciting for passers to watch an artist while painting? We want to put that back on the test again. This time we are taping a duct tape artwork in the Boulevard Berlin mall. As inspiration for the motif, we took a well-known street art piece from our teammateOstap.
Close-up of the duct tape artwork
A piece of Berlin is taped live
Because the action took place in Berlin, the “Berlin Ark” motif was perfect for our live show. This made a perfect reference to the city that we all love. As a material for the piece, we took a simple customary duct tape (GAFFA). This time we used only four colors: black, white, silver and blue. We purposely choose a cold color scheme. Why? So that, the cold colorway contrast with the optimistic message of the artwork. Just like our Berlin usually does. In addition, such cool color selection ensures some cooling in summer :)
Close-up of the artist while taping
Duct tape art in the arcade
After eight hours, the 3×5 meter (ca. 120×200 inches) artwork was completed. The arcade visitors were allowed to watch us during this live painting action, take pictures and ask questions. It was a dozen selfies shot. A few small tape art fans were even allowed to help us a bit, so they taped some parts of the picture.
The work of art is preserved for a while and can be viewed free of charge in the Boulevard Berlin in Steglitz District.
Duct tape wall art by Ostap and Selfmadecrew
Below is a short time-lapse video of this live taping action:
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