Numen/For Use, a Croatian base design studio that specializes in large-scale sculptures created using tape. In the Tuft Pula the tape is used for its structural framework. This allowed for the framework to take on a more flexible organic form.

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The interior space is lined with red carpet to create warmth, relaxed and an inviting environment; in contrast to this the exterior is left exposed giving a rough and industrial feel, drawing reference from its surrounding environment.

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The installation was constructed in a Croatian factory in Regenarcija, after which it was transported to an old church in Pula. Within the church, the installation is elevated four meters off the ground, suspended with the use of tension cables.

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Gaining access to the installation is done by the use of a portable ladder. The height of the installation creates anxiety among visitors, due to the impression that it is floating in mid-air.

By Shanaire Blythe

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