Twin-Pong is a more complex version of the Ping-Pong game: two players try their hands at a doubles match holding a single bat.
What move? In which direction? What speed?
In an infinitesimal lapse of time, the players are able to make together all these decisions.
In fact, within just few minutes of practice, the two players are able to listen to each others and mediate their actions and pace. The game that at the beginning seemed almost impossible can now get going!
Twin-Pong was initially conceived as a part of a wider project, Temporal Symmetry, carried out by Livia for her degree at Goldsmiths, University of London. The project focused on an investigation of Time, intended as a cultural phenomenon and as a powerful social organizer. Time in fact, acts as an hidden language: in each different culture it is spontaneously learned and, constantly conversed in, it lays the foundations for the development of interpersonal relationships.
In the project Temporal Symmetry, playful situations like Threelloons or Twin-Pong, were set up for people to act within, with the aim to explore the innate human ability, both on a physical and / or behavioral level, of mediating, adjusting and sharing the individual inner pace with others.