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May 31, 2005 10:58 AM   Subscribe

Tape Babies. The Tape Species are generally passive and although they regard themselves as art objects do enjoy human interface. They also enjoy climbing trees, tearing down signs and floating luminously through the air. [via]
posted by nebulawindphone (14 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Creepy but cool. I would definitely not like to wake up to one of these things sitting above me.
posted by fenriq at 11:20 AM on May 31, 2005

If I ran across those floating fetii on the street I'd probably mistake them for somekind of subtle abortion protest. If such a thing existed.
posted by iron chef morimoto at 11:34 AM on May 31, 2005

I love them, especially the one tearing down the sign.

So far, since I joined, there have been articles about two subjects which I recently photographed. I never expected the trifecta to be tape sculpture!

I really will make a post some time that doesn't link to my photos.
posted by Happy Monkey at 11:41 AM on May 31, 2005

we should start an anti-obvious movement. oh wait, there's always minimalism.
these are quite nice, humorous and strange. I love instillations.
posted by slimslowslider at 11:47 AM on May 31, 2005 and my brother used to make (ugly) little tape dolls when we were kids. cool to see someone run with it.
posted by es_de_bah at 11:56 AM on May 31, 2005

Those things really gave me the shivers for some reason. If I saw one on the street, I'd probably end up in one of the photos looking really weird by nervously keeping my distance.
posted by PhatLobley at 12:06 PM on May 31, 2005

I think these things are ok so long as they don't dance.
posted by brain_drain at 2:15 PM on May 31, 2005

How are they made?
posted by sourwookie at 3:37 PM on May 31, 2005

The tape babies are cute, but I don't get the spider-looking thingies.
posted by clevershark at 3:42 PM on May 31, 2005

I think my favorite is the man constructing himself
posted by buriednexttoyou at 5:17 PM on May 31, 2005

I liked the comment: "Now I become envy to have it in my parties too...."
posted by ancientgower at 7:13 PM on May 31, 2005

"I think my favorite is the man constructing himself

Talk about a self-made man!

/Thank you, I'll be here all week
posted by clevershark at 7:31 PM on May 31, 2005

Coming soon...Jim Henson's Tape Babies

Tape Baby Looney Tunes

Shorties Tapin' Shorties

Look Who's Taping Now!

Three Duct Tape Men and a Tape Baby

...OK, over that.
posted by deusdiabolus at 2:49 AM on June 1, 2005

This actually reminds me of the Pedestrian Project, a performance art piece in which the players dressed in costumes that were designed to look exactly like the pedestrian figures you see on street signs. You can see a photo here.
posted by deusdiabolus at 2:57 AM on June 1, 2005 [1 favorite]

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