a performance work cunningly disguised as a pub quiz - a rowdy hour of ‘eatertainment’, where audiences team up to consider what challenges we face as eaters in the midst of a climate emergency.
“‘eaters’ will be the ultimate arbiter of where and how food is grown and how the land is cared for ... we all have a stake in the future of food and farming.” - gabrielle chan, ‘why you should give a fuck about farming.’ 2021
from soil health to supply chains, big-ag to first nations stewardship, seed sovereignty to carbon farming, “eaters” aims to place the concerns of farmers’ front and centre, as we consider how society will move from an extractive mentality to one that nurtures and respects our natural world.
eaters features the voices of some very special guests including political journalist gabrielle chan, physicist vandana shiva, the noongar land enterprise group, former greens senator, now writer scott ludlam and boorloo’s very own odette mercy and gina williams.
eaters is a rowdy participatory quiz night hosted by pvi collective that seeks some common ground for the future of food. from the people who grow it, to the ones that consume it, along with the powers that control its production and future survival, we all have skin in the game.
eaters draws input from farmers working on the front lines, first nations experts, authors, physicists, conservationists, eco-activists and the world of agronomy to question if a change of diet can ensure the future of the planet.
eaters asks players to come to grips with some of the greatest threats facing agriculture that have implications for us all. through an artfully mashed up quiz night, pvi will playfully sow the seeds of personal responsibility vs political will in order to flesh out a way forward.
eaters was commissioned by the wired lab for the ‘agri(culture) ii’ project.
the eaters regional tour has been supported by the western australian government through playing wa a joint funding initiative of the department of local government, sport and cultural Industries and the department of primary industries and regional development.
2021 – closed preview- the peninsula hotel, maylands (hosted by tomás ford)
2022 – fremantle festival 10 nights in port – the old courthouse, fremantle (hosted by andrea gibbs & tomás ford)
2022 – australian performing arts exchange, sydney (hosted by tomás ford)
2022 – the wired lab’s wired open day, jugiong village (hosted by andrea gibbs)
2022 – albany entertainment centre, albany (hosted by tomás ford)
Pub quiz feeds our appetite for change, Claire Trolio, seesaw magazine, aug 2022.