pvi collective create agitational, participatory artworks that are intent on the creative disruption of everyday life. every artwork aims to affect audiences on a personal and political level and is geared towards instigating tiny revolutions. the company aims to make activists of our audiences by creating playfully subversive performances that invite genuine engagement, transforming our perceptions of space, cities and environment.
underpinning our work is our ultimate goal of saving the world through creative play and revolutionary fun.
we are a collective of six including core and associate artists, a producer and a special ops. we are principal company in residence at cia studios in perth and manage the building as an incubator space for experimental arts in australia.
our work is situated in public space and operates from the participatory perspective of the audience, encouraging them to have a strong sense of agency.
as a tactical media arts group our main tactic is to use play and task based interventions to explore the social dynamics of cities.
the company have produced an eclectic body of work, subverting bus tours, dvd rentals, radio broadcasts, sticker campaigns, privacy tours, tug-of-war competitions, community policing initiatives and work with locative mobile media.
we create intimate encounters in crowded streets, activate sites and remind our audiences that they have a right to question the status quo in the darkly complex world of the 1%. we devise with local artists in our home city and create connections nationally and globally. for the artists and organizational team there is a similar trajectory: we begin small and local then grow with each incarnation of an artwork to connect locally, nationally, regionally and globally.
the above slideshow is from the season of deviator in glasgow at the surge street art festival. deviator is an immersive, real-world, outdoor game which invites players to temporarily transform their city into a playground.
upcoming artists talks
pvi will be speaking at the following conferences and seminars: the human specific performing art conference [vordingborg, denmark]. pvi kelli will be speaking alongside cantabile 2 [denmark] and ontreorend goed [belgium]. the conference 2015 - exploring the complexity in a digital world. [malmö, sweden].
resist: the boiling point, gold coast
our ‘suitcase ready’ version of resist was shown at 2970° - the boiling point, goldcoast, qld in june. this 3 day conference brought together internationally renowned future thinkers to forge ideas, collaborate and interrogate the space where arts, science, technology, architecture, politics and culture meet.
resist: perth + the praque quadrennial. together at last.
pvi was featured at the prague quadrennial of performance design and space this year alongside national colleagues including back to back theatre, branch nebula and malthouse theatre. pq is the largest international festival of theatre and performance design in the world, attracting professionals from 90 different countries.