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.
with the back drop of the sun setting over the arabian ocean, resist will take place on mumbai’s famous juhu beach, the cities only non-hierarchical public space. we hope if you are in this part of the world you can come along and risk rope burn! or if not, please spread the word 🙂
your friendly, neighborhood, tactical media arts group
what: resist: mumbai, public tug-of-war contests
where: juhu beach, near the sea princess hotel, mumbai.
when: thursday 17 january 2013, 5pm – 7pm
full program info: http://www.artoxygen.org/?p=1601
resist is being shown as part of [en]counters – a celebration of live art and performance in mumbai’s public sphere exploring concepts of energy, power and inter-relations. the program is presented by mumbai organisations artoxygen and asia art projects, and curated in collaboration with c&g-artpartment [hong kong], fondazione antonio mazzotta [italy] and satellite art projects [australia].
the australian contribution, curated by simon maidment, features pvi collective, the telepathy project (veronica kent and sean peoples) and kay abude. this program will be presented alongside projects by artists from india, italy, germany and hong kong, including: mansi bhatt, gum cheng, clara cheung, wai ian chung, vibha galhotra, reena kallat, fung lee, mee ping leung, chi kit lo, tobias megerle, pietro pirelli, sharmila samant, and the red swing project.
pvi collective is supported by the western australian government through the department of culture and the arts. this project has been assisted by the australian government through the australia council, its arts funding and advisory body; the victorian government through arts victoria; and the victorian college of the arts, university of melbourne.