You go outside, grab a pretzel, or meet a friend, you find a black cat or it starts raining, grab a drink at a local bar, or… Living in a city usually brings along a set of day to day decisions that can sometimes lead to entirely unexpected experiences.
Super:serios invited the public at WASP Working Art Space and Production to explore together different directions and stories that compose a city, though a performance-game. Far to Close is a human scale boardgame that explores how urban interactions can bring us closer or can make us distance ourselves in a city.
Super:Serios is a design studio that develops interdisciplinary projects starting from and pursuing playing experiences in close relation to the urban context. Started as a dialogue between a toy designer and an urban architect, super:serious mix the tangible with the digital in their projects in order to research where the games principles and strategies can lead in exploring real contexts.
Super:Serios team members are Maria Mandea, Teodora Ungureanu and Sebastian Comanescu. The concept of the game started from super serious discussions with Diana Michiu and Raisa Parpala. The artists have developed a game-installation, which allows players to talk about the city in a context as free as possible, without the pressure of a debate. One of the essential rules of the game is to keep your physical distance. Each player must keep a distance of at least one square from any other player. This rule is an essential part of the game because it allows you to block opponents. Distance is no longer just a rule related to the pandemic but a rule of the game and a way to win it.
Far to Close has been developed within LIFE LONG BURNING 2020, at WASP Working Art Space and Production.
LIFE LONG BURNING 2020
Producer: 4Culture Association
Co-Producer: WASP Studios
Cultural project co-funded by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund and Life Long Burning – Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.
Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Designist, feeder.ro, IQads, România Pozitivă