Taping Vision | Artists have been using adhesive tape for decades and its popularity has grown very fast from a day-to-day household item to a creative tool for design agencies and creatives. In the beginning adhesive tape was a popular item for practical use, useful for any situation and was actually developed by the US army. By the early 1950s nearly every American household owned a roll of adhesive tape. The outstanding usefulness of adhesive tape is deeply rooted in the consumer culture and its goal of relieving day to day work.
The conceptual relevance to artists is subverting its use via diy aesthetics, hacking and collaging, exploring its structural and graphic qualities, let alone the texture it produces through layering. Now a standard tool for garment construction with the invention of taped seams in performance clothing, taping has now become a strong part of collage and deconstructed aesthetics, enabling designers to update the iconic stripe. and now seen in couture collections.