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tiny revolutions

23 August 2019

an epic think and do tank of tiny proportions

pvi collective will unveil a new work this October at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).

‘tiny revolutions’ is a public residency based project that responds to the current global feeling of anxiety and helplessness by offering a series of tiny responses to some of the world’s major challenges.

Members of the public are invited to submit an issue that causes them to worry, and then select a playful tactic with which to respond to the challenge.

The Millennium Project has identified 15 global challenges for humanity, and we have a variety of different ways to respond and bring attention to each one.

The general public can then take part in a THINK tank session to brainstorm ways to respond to the challenges, or sign up to join an elite tactical art response unit to DO some of the actions the think tank generates.

Co-artistic director Steve Bull shared his excitement about the new work.

“I’m really excited to be premiering this work at PICA and have the time to think, discuss and respond to epic issues we’re facing. I’m particularly fired up by the challenge to pvi of making lots of quick responsive works and their potential positive impact.

“I’m also mindful of the responsibility of taking on people’s real concerns and anxiety about the future, of challenges such as the obvious one, climate crisis but also education, health, population and wealth inequality to name a few. We’re not taking this lightly and believe that building the future we want, starts by inventing it now from ground up in tiny creative ways.”

Kelli McCluskey, co-artistic director said she hopes tiny revolutions will empower people.

“I think fundamentally it’s about hope and empowerment. As citizens, we feel the constant weight and pressure of global environmental, social and political crisis looming closer everyday via our news and socials and that can lead to a feeling of helplessness.

“So how can we take on these epic challenges in a way that’s bite-sized, that’s out in public, that’s small in scale, but impactful in its intentions? I think that’s the challenge of the work.” McCluskey said.

in the lead up to the public residency a website will be launched inviting people to submit their challenge to the team, bookings to join the ‘think and do tank’ will be available via the PICA website.

key dates:

Submit an issue that causes you concern via the tiny revolutions website.

Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 October
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 October

10:00am – 11:00am, 11:30am – 12:30pm and 14:00pm – 15:00pm

Duration: 60 minutes, Location: pica Studio Two

Wednesday 30 October – Saturday 2 November
1pm Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
6pm Friday

Duration: Please note each session is different and can range from 45 to 90 minutes.

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