INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BUILD LIVING SCULPTURE MADE FROM TAPE AT THE PHILADELPHIA NAVY YARD
Group X and the Philadelphia Navy Yard announce its latest public art installation, Tape Philadelphia: Enter the Cocoon (#NavyYardCocoon), an interactive tape sculpture created by experimental European arts collective Numen/For Use. This temporary experience was installed inside 1701 Langley Avenue (Building 694) at the Navy Yard, latching onto the building’s existing structural beams using 21.5 miles of translucent tape - the distance of the Broad Street Run course from start to the finish line at the Navy Yard and back! This is Numen/For Use’s first installation on the East Coast, and their second in the United States. It is their only installation created to date that integrates the needs of visitors with disabilities or limited mobility.
Tape Philadelphia: Enter the Cocoon is free to view most Thursdays through Sundays beginning Saturday, November 9, 2019, through Sunday, December 1, 2019. Open hours are Thursdays and Fridays at 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The installation will be closed on November 28 for Thanksgiving, as well as November 17.
Visitors of all ages and abilites are welcome to visit the art exhibit. You do not need a reserved entry to visit and see everything the Cocoon has to offer! Please note during peak times, there may be a line to enter the upper interior portion without a reserved entry. Visitors with reservations are guaranteed entry within the hour timeslot of their reservation.
The Navy Yard is open to the public and is accessible via car, bike, Indego bikeshare, on foot, and Navy Yard Transit. Limited on-site parking is available but using public transit is encouraged. On weekdays, Navy Yard Transit will provide a special stop at Building 694 so visitors can experience the exhibit traveling to and from SEPTA NRG Station.
Guidelines for those who wish to enter the experiential part of the installation:
• Guests must sign a waiver.
• Children must be at least 40 inches tall.
• Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Two children are allowed per adult.
• No standing, running, or jumping inside the sculpture.
• No lighters, matches, or sharp objects allowed.
• Please leave bags and shoes in the provided bin.
• Socks are required and will be provided if needed.
• Have literally the best time!