pvi collective are a tactical media arts group who produce interdisciplinary 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 stretch the limits of performance to the edges of its meaning by creating playfully subversive performances and interventions, taking our audiences along with us for the ride.
underpinning our work is our ultimate goal of saving the world through creative play and revolutionary fun.
the above slideshow is from the recent 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. deviator blends radically altered versions of childrens’ games with subtle live performance, placing audiences as interventionists out on the streets, ready to creatively disrupt the city, one game at a time. for the season in glasgow, pvi also collaborated with 20 local artists to devise playful interventions for them to undertake in the city and join in with audience members playing the game.
happy birthday to us!
to celebrate 15 years of making stuff we have finally gotten around to revamping our website. woo hoo! big big thanks goes out to uber web guru and pvi creative comrade mr steve berrick for putting this together with us. the new site lists all current and previous projects, has dedicated project galleries along with never seen before promo movie clips of old and new work, patrons packs to sign up for and an online shop in case you fancy some pvi merch :) here's the link to check it out: www.pvicollective.com.
performance space in association with isea present deviator
pvi's tour team of chris williams and steve berrick are now both in sydney preparing the work for next tuesday's first show. if you're in town, we really hope you can come along and if not, please spread the word to those who may fancy some deviation from the norm. for the season, pvi are chuffed to be joined by a small army of creative comrades including david valencia, danielle micich, kate cooper, leon ewing, rosie 'roo' simmonds, sam chester, sandra carluccio, scott parker, sian taryn ewers and eden faulk. welcome aboard guys!
deviator talk at vivid ideas event
chris williams and steve berrick will talk about deviator at the vivid ideas event, 'being in the city' at the mca, circular quay sydney on sunday 9th june, 10am - 11am. the guys join jason sweeney [stereopublic: crowdsourcing the quiet] and michael hornblow [grobak padi] to discuss how these artworks can transform our experience of being in the city. hope to see you there!
deviator in perth
dear friends and creative comrades, pvi collective in association with pica warmly invite you to experience the australian debut of our tactical media artwork, deviator. deviator is an immersive, outdoor game played via a smart phone in which audience members are charged with the mission of temporarily transforming their city into a playground.
pvi present resist at [en]counters powerplay
we are delighted to announce pvi will be presenting a new site specific, bilingual version of resist in mumbai this month. resist is pvi’s conflict resolution service which looks to resolve local issues using a series of public tug-of-war contests. the ancient art of tug of war dates back to 2500 bc, practiced in both egypt and china, where it was held in legend that the sun and moon played tug of war over the light and darkness. as a tool for peaceful conflict resolution, it was used in a wide variety of contexts, with results deemed legally binding under the law of 'god'. pvi collective bring this ancient tradition into a contemporary context and will invite citizens of mumbai to step up and champion ‘the people’ in ten battles including: the people vs. spitting; the people vs. eve teasing; the people vs. space; the people vs. the police; and the people vs. garbage.