TAP HAPPENING (2020) ITALY
Laugh-o-lution is a TAP happening that invites participants to laugh out loud through a creative exploration, contemplation and sharing of what makes us laugh.
A 2-week residency period is being utilized by DMo and her collaborators to set up the happening's art playground as three participatory activity stations that include: Station 1 featuring a Laughpit for riotous jumping and laughter, accompanied by a rock/techno/metal and laughter soundtrack; Station 2 featuring an installation made from hanging balloon and light strands, accompanied by a moving figure in a morphsuit, that encourages a wander through one’s Laughter Memoirs; and Station 3 featuring a local stand-up comedian and open mic opportunity.
The project encourages laughter, as well as the contemplation of laughter in life - how it feels when it’s missing verses how it feels when it’s present; our ability to consciously use it to heal and bring feelings of happiness; awareness of what makes us laugh; and how it feels to make others laugh. As with every TAP event, it allows participants to creatively explore and immerse themselves as deeply as they choose to go, as well as create a deeper connection with their inner world, and in this case, hopefully experience a ‘laugh-o-lution’!
Created by DMo
Production Assistance: Willson Hau
Movement Artist: Monica Brunello
Music + Sound Effects courtesy of channels: DivineFreeMusic, SoundLikeTube, usmanalitoo
Laughpit Soundtrack mixed by DMo
Venue: CSC Garage Nardini, Via Bombardini 7, Bassano del Grappa (VI) 36061, Italy