Tube Net Installation By Numen/For Use Designed As A “giant Convulsing Centipede”

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Visitors to an Innsbruck gallery can crawl from room to space by means of a series of bouncy net tunnels installed by style collective Numen/For Use.

Tube Innsbruck by Numen/For Use

The Tube installation takes more than spaces inside the Austrian city’s Aut Architektur und Tirol, found in the 1920s former Adambräu brewery creating by Modernist architect Lois Welzenbacher.


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Tube is a new set up notion constructed of stitched safety nets, which presume a kind of a closed hose that pulsates and oscillates in the longitudinal segment,” said Numen/For Use. “The object is suspended from surrounding surfaces with many elastic strings, channelling a giant convulsing centipede.”

Tube Innsbruck by Numen/For Use

The studio, led by designers Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković, is acknowledged for generating interactive installations that guests can climb up, clamber by way of or hide inside.

Supplies employed to produce these structures incorporate sticky tape, ropes and carpet. The studio has employed netting on a number of previous events, like for a black staircase at a museum in Linz and a stretchy internet inside a Belgian gallery.

For this latest installation, the team employed elastic strings to hang the tubes of black nets within the building’s massive rooms.

The net tunnels develop a route among various spaces, increasing up by means of holes in the floors and circling close to structural columns – even though some of the tubes lead to dead ends.

Tube Innsbruck by Numen/For Use

The elasticated supporting strings lead to the tubes to bounce when someone crawls by way of.


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The open weave of the netting lets customers spot other people in different sections, as well as the room around them.

“Such dispersed structural support allows even distribution of forces and permits the construction to feel soft and completely transparent as it transcends the architectural void, causing the sensation of free floating for the individual within,” Numen/For Use said.

Tube Innsbruck by Numen/For Use

Tube will stay in spot right up until ten October 2015. As the strings can stretch to correct to any surface, the installation could be moved to one more location with diverse spatial parameters.

“Tube’s irregular geometry defined by various disposition of help strings helps make it a excellent parasite – universally adaptable to new contexts and spaces,” mentioned Numen/For Use.

Photography is by Günter Richard Wett and Numen/For Use.

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