NUMEN

Numen/For Use is a collective working in the fields of conceptual art, scenography, industrial and spatial design. The group first formed in 1998 as a collaborative effort of industrial designers Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković under the banner For Use. In 1999 they establish Numen as a collective identity covering all projects actualised outside the sphere of industrial design. Since 2008 the collective turns its focus towards configuring objects and concepts without a predefined function, an activity resulting in the more hybrid and experimental works such as the giant web installations from tape or string that are strung up in museums around the world for visitors to interact with. In a statement about their work, the artists said – “The tendons of multiple layers of conventional transparent adhesive tape are firstly stretched in between a construction. The following continuous wrapping of tendons results in a complex, amorphous surface through the process reminiscent of growing of organic forms.”

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