Have you ever thought about how something as mundane as duct tape can radically transform a space? What’s more, it can even be used in unconventional art projects, as demonstrated by TAPE THAT – a collective of Berlin-based artists who seem to revolutionize the artistic process with every work they make. Inspired by the spaces they find everywhere and fascinated by the idea of creating art out of mundane objects, they regularly travel the world to popularize the way they make art.

These brave and resourceful artists challenge us to take a closer look at tape, showing us that it can become an expressive medium for remarkable artistic creations. For TAPE THAT, each artwork is a unique venture into creativity, where the surrounding space becomes an inexhaustible source of inspiration. They transform spatial circumstances into key elements of their works, bringing places to life in unexpected ways.

Working with tape is a unique challenge in the art world, and TAPE THAT had to accept its limitations and turn them into advantages.

“The challenge is accepting the limitations of tape and turning them into advantages. A good example: the limited range of colors makes it difficult to create a figurative image with realistic shading. Round shapes are also difficult. However, giving up certain ideals can lead to a complete reinterpretation and a completely new and interesting look for the work. By being forced to approach things in an abstract way and narrowing down the options from the very beginning, we open up a whole new world of possibilities that we would never normally have discovered,” says Cedric, part of the TAPE THAT team.

TAPE THAT joins the festival in Timișoara with an ad-hoc artwork in the Lighthouse – the Lights On headquarters in the city on the Bega. They are present for the second time in Romania, after having visited the Lights On team in Cluj-Napoca. At the Night-Art Festival, duct tape becomes a bridge between reality and imagination, demonstrating the power of creative transformation in the most unexpected way possible.


This project is part of the national cultural program “Timișoara – European Capital of Culture” in 2023 and is funded through the LightFest + program, carried out by the Timis County Center for Culture and Art, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

Sponsors: MRB Electric, Pepsi, ATP Motors, Caralux

Project partners: In-Edu Association Timișoara, German Cultural Center Timișoara, Cluj Cultural Center, West University Timișoara, University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca, Polytechnic University of Timișoara, BEGA, Signify, Eglo, Benq, Alikof, Green Paradise.

Communication partners: Getica OOH, Aushopping galleries, Kiss Fm, Euromedia, Pressone.ro, G4Media.ro, World Wide Print, Daisler Print House, Știri din România, Tion, Express de Banat, IQOOL, Zile și Nopți, Știri de Timișoara, NewsVest, Adevărul, TVR, Radio Timișoara, România Pozitivă, Best of Timișoara.