Tapebombing in Wynwood: Miami Artist Johanna Boccardo Sticks It Wherever She Wants

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Since Art Basel 2012, Boccardo estimates, she has tapebombed over 50 objects and spaces, covering them in bright strips of all colors. But it's not really what the tape's sticking to that matters. "To me, tapebombing is all about the absence," she explains. "Since it has a temporary lifespan, I enjoy transforming subjects, but feel really satisfied with the void it leaves once it's gone."

Boccardo, who painted in watercolors before switching to her latest medium, says she became enamored with tape while creating video pieces with a friend. "The end of the year is a time when I usually get restless inside walls and rather spend time outside, so I wore my tapes as big bracelets and went around town to find bigger toys to play with," she said.

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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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