Hooping Tape. We love our hoop tape, don’t we? Whether it’s from Identi-Tape, Fancy Tapes, Discount Hoop Supplies or your local hardware store, it’s something pretty special. Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie has a thing for bright colorful tape too, and he also tends to think most floors are just too drab to leave on their own. That’s why ZOBOP, his signature art work, changes every time he stages it according to the shape of the room – and anyone who has ever taped a hoop is going to view one of his installations with a whole different level of awe and respect.
Utilizing tape designs on the floors themselves, the designs vary all the time. Lambie realized somewhere along the way that color was either something being over-controlled in our world, or drained away from it – so he decided to make something super-colored, psychedelic even, but which still retained a strong conceptual base. ZOBOP is based on the concept of trying to fill a space while still leaving it empty. He tapes down rolls of vinyl tape, starting from the outlines of the floor space until he reaches the center and what he’s doing with tape is the most exciting thing we’ve seen since the second revolution of hoop making began. Thanks Nicole for turning us on to his work. We hope you enjoy it.