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.
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.
statement: australia council funding outcomes
pvi collective statement: australia council four year funding outcomes last week pvi collective received news that our bid for australia council four year funding was successful. we are deeply honoured to have been awarded the funding and will do our utmost to keep putting work out there that agitates audiences in playful and participatory ways. however, the climate in which the funding was distributed makes it impossible for us to celebrate. we knew it would be bad, but the massive destabilisation of the small to medium arts sector, losing 62 leading organisations, means that we now need to find ways to build camaraderie as a sector so that we can take meaningful action. keeping up the pressure on senator fifield to return the monies to the australia council, with interest, is one step towards undoing the damage. here’s what we are up to: we will be writing to senator fifield reminding him that despite his government’s rhetoric around ‘jobs and innovation’, the arts as an ‘industry’ contributes more than $50 billion to our national gdp and the impact of these cuts has the potential to radically alter the positive contribution we make to the economy. firstname.lastname@example.org we are actively colluding with our immediate network of peers to figure out ways that we can take action and extend support to companies who will now need it. we feel for you and we want you to know that you are not alone. we are in this together and know that resilience is our strong point and creative problem solving is what we do best. with much love and solidarity pvi collective
artistic consultancy with powerhouse youth theatre
we have been colluding with director of powerhouse youth theatre [pyt] kaz therese and dramaturg dr paul dwyer on their ambitious new participatory performance tribunal, co-presented with griffin theatre company which brings together artists, activists, lawyers and young leaders to interrogate notions of truth and lies around the politically contentious labels of refugee and asylum seeker. pyt is the leading professional theatre company for emerging artists in western sydney.
show dates: 12 – 20 august 2016 tickets on sale now: here
image from griffin theatre company
kelli mccluskey wins australia council for the arts award
we are thrilled that pvi kelli has been the recipient for the prestigious australia council awards taking out the ‘outstanding achievement for experimental arts’ award. she is one of only eight recipients nationally including luminaries from other artforms; david malouf [literature], richard bell [visual arts], lily shearer [community arts] and lucy guerin [dance] among others. australia council chief executive officer tony grybowski said the awards were the highest honour the council could give. kelli is super chuffed. watch the video of her speech here.