Imagine what would happen if cardboard and tape were given the chance to come to life…
You won't want to miss Holidays Unboxed: A Spectacle of Cardboard and Tape. Building off the most basic of holiday materials – tape and cardboard – artists and makers transform the inside of the Museum’s streetscape through two iconic art installations. Emerging from rolls of packing tape, Tape Scape by Eric Lennartson, becomes a maze evocative of an ice sculpture. Constructed out of ordinary cardboard, a large scale hanging sculpture by the Cardboard Institute of Technology reaches high overhead in the center of the Museum.
Artist and architect Eric Lennartson leads CDM staff and volunteer helpers on a journey to construct Tape Scape, using more 300 rolls of packing tape donated by Molex Corporation. Reminiscent of ice crystals forming, fourteen miles of tape are stretched and interlaced over a metal structure, creating an immersive, interactive ice inspired environment to delight children and adults.
A steel armature built by Protoform shoots up twenty-five feet into the middle of the Museum,hosting a large-scale hanging sculpture by the San Francisco-based artist collective known as the Cardboard Institute for Technology (CIT). Made from recycled cardboard, the creation unfolds, flexes, and fans out into newfound forms. You will be awestruck at the unlimited possibilities of recycled materials.
Come see cardboard and tape transformed as you’ve never seen them before, curling, bending and folding into wondrous worlds that will reach from floor to ceiling at the Museum.
Holidays Unboxed: A Spectacle of Cardboard and Tape is open to the public from Saturday, December 15, 2012, through Sunday, February 3, 2013. At the close of the exhibition, the materials will be reused, giving them a chance to experience life for a third time, and inspiring you to think “outside the box.”
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