Icicle - festival stage decoration

Grape festival, 2012
with 8 students of KAT VŠVU

Grape festival wanted to make an artistic decoration of second stage, large tent structure. It sould change the mood and space of the tent, make it more pleasant, cosy, atmospheric and well working with light.
We came with a light, safe structure, made of thin HDPE film densed to ropes and steel wires supporting whole structure. Total mass is less than 50kg, in safe distances from the crowd, emergency exits and hot lights.
Structure consist of square grid with laces, sometimes growing into hanging "icicles" loaded with water-baloon.

more pictures: www.grapefestival.sk

Building icicle at academy

Building largest icicle at site

Connecting elements

Hanging the rope strucutre onto columns

Structure before hanging