plastic play-pen 4.2
an experiment between in- and outside
P.P-P. 4.2 is an urban game that changes and evolves according to the context of action.
An individual is standing in whatever place (or non-place) where people are supposed to pass: a station, a museum, a waiting room, a supermarket, a street.
The individual is wearing a plastic overcoat and is standing still.
She is showing passers-by the INSTRUCTIONS and some EARPHONES on the back of the overcoat.
Her motor: an I-POD.
P.P-P. 4.2 is also a distraction during transit: the serendipity, namely finding a thing by chance while you were searching for another one, is an event that takes especially place within the scenery of a city.
Conceived and performed by: Olivia Giovannini
Packaging conception: Daniela Cecchi and Angela Castellano
Packaging made by: Angela Castellano
Assistants: Davide Francesca and Laura Milone
Photo-report in progress: Laura Milone
Video: Marzio Mirabella
With the support of TeatrOvunque (Genoa)
P.P-P. 4.2 was created in September 2007 for the contemporary dance event “Camere singole” within the 5th Festival Internazionale di Danza in Paesaggi Urbani CORPI URBANI/ URBAN BODIES (Wolfsonian Gallery, Genoa). IN 2009 P.P-P. 4.2 was selected for the circuit Anticorpi eXpLo - tracce di giovane danza d’autore promoted by Anticorpi XL, the first Italian independent network dedicated to young authorial dance.
September 2007, 5° Festival Internazionale di Danza in Paesaggi Urbani CORPI URBANI/URBAN BODIES (Wolfsonian Gallery, Genoa) / May 2008, Teatri di Vetro - festival del teatro indipendente (Rome) / December 2008 Fucina Off 08, simposio sulle arti emergenti (Spoleto) / May 2009 Festival Interplay09 - festival internazionale di danza contemporanea (Turin) / June 2009 side event within the project Gemine muse (Genoa) / July 2009 Santarcangelo IMMENSA (Santarcangelo di Romagna) / September 2009, 7° Festival Internazionale di Danza in Paesaggi Urbani CORPI URBANI/URBAN BODIES (inside the Genoa underground) / September 2009 VETRINA GIOVANE DANZA D’AUTORE, Festival AMMUTINAMENTI09 (Ravenna) / February 2010 Teatro Kismet Opera (Bari) / February 2010 Teatro TaTÀ (Taranto)