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Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:52 pm

Fringe Festival tape artists take over Civic Square

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A PAIR of tape artists are the latest Fringe Festival participants to share their craft with Civic Square.

The artists set up a 3m cube on Wednesday. For the past five days, they have been creating ever-changing murals using nothing but tape.

Audience participation – as models or contributing artists – has been a key part of the artwork.

Erica Duthie and Struan Ashby (above) have created their murals, all of which are torn down within 24 hours, all over the world.

Along with American artist Michael Townsend, they are known as the inventors of the art form.

Past murals have been created on such surfaces as the Dowse Art Museum, Cuba St buildings, and the exterior wall of Te Papa. Memorial murals, such as one honouring the people of Christchurch in the wake of the earthquakes, have also been created.

The ‘rip down’ of the Civic Square mural will take place today at 1pm. All are welcome and encouraged to come along and release their frustrations.

 

 

 

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