Public Space Slack Attacks (PSSA) were inspired by Philippe Petit, graffiti, parcour, flash mobs, Remi Gaillard, Tuga and all the street artists I´ve seen over the years. The idea is to quickly install a slack rope into a public space, perform a trick, and abandon the space. It´s a new proposal to change the city and its architecture into a circus playground.
A couple of weekends ago, I took part as a teacher in a circus workshop for children living in Providencia. My workshop was dedicated to balancing on the slack rope. Some of the children were able to balance lying on the rope!
This week I have been teaching circus classes in El Mirador College, San Ramon, on the outskirts of Santiago. The 40 minute bike ride from home to the school has been a treat, discovering some amazing giant murals colourfully brought to us by AISLAP, ADEP, AGOTOK and other Chilean graffiti crews.
In the classes we have experimented with body articulation, coordination and dissociation, as a form to prepare the individual body and the group´s collective energy for practising circus skills with an acuter sense of concentration and ability.