tactical media arts group

deviator - spin the bottle public exorcism [glasgow 2012]
photo by pvi collective
deviator - player [glasgow 2012]
photo by pvi collective
deviator - a motherfcuker playing [glasgow 2012]
photo by pvi collective
deviator - spin the bottle public exorcism [glasgow 2012]
photo by pvi collective
deviator [glasgow 2012]
photo by pvi collective
deviator [glasgow 2012]
photo by pvi collective
deviator [glasgow 2012]
photo by pvi collective

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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.

background
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.

Recent News

blackmarket at performance space

pvi are super excited to be premiering blackmarket in sydney next month. presented by performance space in assocation with alaska projects, blackmarket is a participatory site-specific work that takes place on the streets of kings cross at night. part roaming artwork, part real-life video game, blackmarket invites you into a dark underworld of unlicensed street selling and entrepreneurial trading. book here. 

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new album by panoptique electrical – love lost in a storm

we are thrilled to announce that long time pvi associate artist jason sweeney has just released the first edition of the new panoptique electrical album: 'love lost in a storm’ 70 minutes spanning nine astounding compositions from adelaide, the heart of darkness. the album available through iTunes, google play, amazon, spottily and many other outlets. be quick this edition is only available for a limited time. future pressings to follow… iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/love-lost-in-a-storm/id919099619 Google Play: http://ow.ly/BxHez

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black market sneak peak

  pvi have added photo documentation and video footage of in-progress live tests of black market conducted at the adhocracy festival in port adelaide during june 2014 to the pvi website.

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