The Pink Shadow. Super Person. The Token Game.
Thanks to all the lovely people who participated in The Token Game, every exchange was truly amazing. The Pink Shadows administrative assistants are working on The SuperPower Report right now, though it could take a little while as they are keen on their tea breaks.
More versions of the Game are being secretly planned, all breaking news is reported through CiPi’s instagram @cipiincolour
The Pink Shadows contribution to Craft Victorias Craft Cubed Festival 2018 was her Pink Shadow token game. The game is a token and card based game that travels where The Pink Shadow goes, spreading superpowers with 2.5minute individual interactions.
As The Pink Shadow travels through time and space, she enables other beings (only humans at this stage) to collect and use super-powered tokens.
The tokens celebrate the materiality of objects we use daily and are made from neon acyrlic, leather, card, textile and metal.
The Game suggests that we connect them to behaviours to enhance us as humans. Tokens are passed between people, enabling them perhaps on one occasion to “be nicer to THAT person at work” or “give yourself a time bonus to finish THAT task”. My favourite possibility is “a 25% greater likelihood that a member of your family might offer to wash the dishes for you”
Once a person has completed the task they may pass the token onto someone they think might benefit from the now supercharged token.
The Game is spread through different people and spaces. Locations will be determined by my travels during August, potential participants can book a 2.5 minute session for exchange of tokens. Instagram @cipiincolour has a nice little archive of images and thoughts.
The Pink Shadow is a superperson who travels through time and space, but home is the centre of all things. This project starts at my home, and travels through time, space and other beings and their homes.
Participants in the Game make the game travel to more places as they follow their daily movements.
You can also visit this Craft Victoria page to read an exclusive interview with The Pink Shadow, or is it CiPi drawing on Cathy Parry. Very confusing I know.
****Please note though that SuperPower transference is not guaranteed, and as with all good things super or otherwise, requires practice 🙂 ***
The Pink Shadow is a mysterious figure, as yet unresearched and identified due to her elusive nature. The Castlemaine Daily newspaper has so far made the only link to this person.
All we know thus far is this:
- There is plenty of pink string involved
- She has the capacity to shut down art events at will
- Rumours suggest she offers tokens to assist holders of those tokens do extra – ordinary things
- She has ano-digitale capacities far beyond the average human
Believe me when I say that all efforts are being poured into uncovering what this extra-human can offer us here on planet earth right now.