Clear Tape Paris 2018: HEMA / Scotch / Office Depot / Muji / Monoprix

Assorted adhesive tapes and stopwatch / cca. 5 days

“Shortly after arriving to an artist residency in Paris, I bought some clear adhesive tapes from hema. I attached one to the studio wall to keep it in place, but it kept slowly sliding down because of gravity, low quality glue and summer heat. It reached the floor almost overnight.

On August 21st 2018 at 00:10 I organized a race competition between 5 different tape brands: hema, Scotch, Office Depot, Muji and Monoprix. The starting height was 180 cm. For measuring time I used an affordable Oregon stopwatch, specially bought for the occassion at the nearby Go Sport. hema reached the floor in 19 hours and 21 minutes. Scotch finished after 4 days 16 hours and 10 minutes. Unforunately, bronze never reached the finishing line — I had to remove the installation from the wall since my time at Cité Internationale des Arts was up.”