Deviator, pvi collective, 2012
Image: Lucy Parakhina, courtesy of Performance Space
Presented by Performance Space, ISEA2013 and the National Art School.
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]