[ISEA2013] Artists Statement: Kate Neylon, Lisa Schreiber & Kelli McCluskey (pvi collective) — Deviator

Artists  Statement

Prepare for citywide disruption as Australia’s notorious tactical media art group pvi collective takes over the streets of Darlinghurst. During the twilight hours, immerse yourself in an outdoor game experience and become an urban ‘deviator’, temporarily transforming the city into a playground. Your mission is to seek out 15 audio instructions hidden in public spaces and play as many of the games as possible. From ‘guerrilla pole dancing’ and ‘ring-a-ring-a-roses’, to ‘spin the bottle’ and ‘twister’, each instruction is an open invitation to explore public spaces in a new way, and deviate from the norm. Activating philosophies around revolution, Deviator will alter your perception of life in the city as you know it. Are you ready for some serious playtime?

Devised by pvi collective. Produced by Kate Neylon. Remixes by Jason Sweeney. Deviator games voice overs by Kelli McCluskey. Designed by Sohan Ariel Hayes & Benjamin Forster.  Development by Steve Berrick & Chris McCormick. Programming by Chris McCormick. Technical Consultancy by Prof. Mark Billinghurst (hitlab NZ). Presented by Performance Space, ISEA2013 and the National Art School.

pvi collective (Perth, AU) believe in the potential for art to create systemic change. We critically investigate contentious issues, play hard and creatively intervene. Team:

  • Kate Neylon has a background in arts and event management that has run alongside her career as a performer, screen actor and producer.
  • Lisa Schreiber has worked for leading arts organisations in varied roles in business management and development across a range of art forms, including music, theatre, visual arts and festivals.
  • Kelli McCluskey is a passionate advocate for live art and experimental practice and its continued growth in this country and is always on the look out for ways to champion experimental art forms in australia. kelli regularly speaks on panels, symposia and forums and facilitates playfully participatory discussions on the critical role of arts in society. she is currently on the board of nava [national association for the visual arts], australias’ peak lobby organisation advocating for the rights of artists and securing policy and legislative change.