The pneumatic lounge MEDUSA is a unique venue designed to host different performances taking place during the 10 Sentidos Festival in Valencia. The 12 meters wide transparent bubble provides a 100 sqm surface to be used as a multi-sensory space in the gothic courtyard of the CCCC.
The temporary space of Plastique Fantastique is monumental, yet mobile, soft and transparent. Its ephemeral skin influences the surroundings as much as its inner space offers a lucid view outwards. It is a magical place to merge dance, music and performances in order to challenge our perception.
Plastique Fantastique is a platform for temporary architecture which samples the performative possibilities of urban environments. Established in Berlin in 1999, Plastique Fantastique has been influenced by the unique circumstances that made the city a laboratory for temporary spaces and has specialised in creating pneumatic installations as alternative, adaptable, low energy spaces for temporary and ephemeral activities.
The transparent, lightweight and mobile shell structures relate to the notion of activating, creating, sharing and transforming public space and involving citizens in creative processes. They are in many ways the simplest of structures – a skin that separates but also connects.
Pneumatic architecture is at the same time subversive and adaptable, welcoming fleeting activities and free experiments, breathing new life into the city and making the invisible visible.
At present Plastique Fantastique develops project-oriented teams to realise a wide range of projects worldwide, depending on the specific request. A number of these site specific installations are realised in cooperation with other visual artists, sound and light designers, performing artists, composers and political groups.
Concept and direction: Plastique Fantastique / Marco Canevacci and Yena Young
Dramaturgy: different artists
Music: different artists
Costume Design: different artists
Lighting: different artists
Visual Design: different artists
Stage and set design: Plastique Fantastique with different artists
Production and distribution: CCCC, Festival 10 Sentidos,
Press and communication: CCCC, Festival 10 Sentidos,