Tape Generations, a gravity bending video by Johan Rijpma

Tape Generations, a gravity bending video by Johan Rijpma

Tape Generations, a gravity bending video by Johan Rijpma

At this point I think making extraordinary art with simple objects should be it’s own category here on TFIB. Johan Rijpma has taken rolls of tape and turned them into living, moving pieces of art thanks to some extremely clever video editing. I’m not sure how he was able to keep so many rolls of tape from unfurling before they should, but he’s allowed gravity to do it’s job and captured the results in a fantastic way. I was so curious to know a bit of the process of how he did this, and thankfully he spoke a bit about it in the comments of the video.

I worked on this project for about 6 months. I tried many different compositions and then made a selection. A single composition could take more than 12 hours to develop/breakdown. (the spinning of the plate was done by hand, turning the plate about 0,4 degree’s every 30 seconds, this meant I was standing in the wind and the rain for hours watching the tape “grow” and watching the sun come up/go down)

Johan’s dedication has definitely paid off, I’ve never seen anything quite like this.

April 25, 2012 / By

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