resist is a live tug-of-war event aimed at testing the notion of conflict and the potential of people power to enact change. originally conceived as part of the south project gathering in santiago, chile, resist has since gone on to be performed in various sites and contexts including taking on the national cultural policy, the president of chile, the perth police commissioner and residents of junee, nsw whilst on-board a moving train.
resist can be carried out in any site and within any community and necessitates a period of time on the ground to get to know local residents. it is a humerous, physical work but drop dead serious in its intentions to give rise to hidden, unspoken or disenfranchised voices within the community.
resist is the second in pvi collectives ‘future belongs to crowds’ series which aims to explore how different modes of collective behaviour can generate social change.
your worship, fellow councillors, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for this opportunity for a public address, we herald from perth and come before you today with a simple request for participation…”
pvi public address to junee lord mayor & council nov 2010 [extract]
devised & performed by pvi collective with guest artist: jennifer jamieson
production manager: pvi collective
researcher: pvi collective
curtin university, perth may 2017.
disrupted festival of ideas, perth july 2016.
prague quadrennial: perth and prague, june 2015.
2970° the boiling point, gold coast, qld june 2015.
juhu beach, mumbai, india, jan 2013.
apaca conference, perth oct 2011.
perth cultural centre, artsource commission, nov 2011.
rolling stock festival, junee, nsw march 2011.
museum of contemporary art, ‘the south project’ santiago, chile sept 2008