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Plexus International 1989

On July 1 of 1989, in Rome, at the Metateatro, it was staged  the art opera 1992 Christopher Columbus -Voyage in the Art Planet, produced by Stephen Di Lauro, directed by Tanya Gerstle, with music by Giancarlo Schiaffini, in which as closing act it was performed the closing of Plexus into a black box. It was performed by Willem Brugman, Sara Jackson, Stephen DiLauro, Tanya Gerstle, Maria Pia Marsala, Antonio Caboni, David Boyle, Matthew Schwartz, Sandro Dernini, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Fabrizio Bertuccioli, Micaela Serino, Loreto Papaia, and Annetta Ducrot. Paolo Maltese wrote...

In early 1989, back in New York from Dakar, Sandro Dernini looking about Cristopher Columbus and his slaves trade, discovered at the NYU Bobst Library a Columbus’s controversial route correction story made  in front to the Sardinian Island of San Pietro, where was Plexus Elisabeth boat waiting to go to Goree-Dakar.

From The Life of Christopher Columbus by Ferdinand Columbus:

 “It happened”, Columbus wrote, “that King Renè now with God, sent me to Tunis to seize the galleas Fernandina...

On January 3 of 1989, at the Door of No Return of the House of the Slaves of Goree, the fifth act of the Serpent was improvised without any authorization. The cancellation in Dakar of the Pan African Art and Cultures Festival FESPAC  busted the Plexus international event and, therefore, only few international participants arrived: Franco Meloni with his daughter Valeria, from Sardinia; Sandro Dernini, Anna Piccioni with a friend from Rome, and Willem Brugman from Amsterdam. As the symbolic shipping carrier of the Plexus voyage...

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