“The Boat People art gang are making a video work and we are inviting you to be involved.
Our borders remain the hot election issue, and we are becoming fools again, baying at strangers, terrified and stupid”.
Deborah Kelly, Aug 2010.
The day before the election, the boat-people.org and pvi collective are inviting you to wrap your head in the Australian national flag and have your image captured with us in Forest Place in Perth this Friday 20th August at 4.30pm.
The strategy – Arrive just before 4.30pm, with your flag* in a bag.
The action – Stand silently. At 4.30pm slowly wrap your head in the flag..
*flags available at all good $2 shops.
WHEN: this Friday 20th August at 4.30pm. WHERE: Forest Place, Perth City Centre [meet outside main post office] MORE INFO: Join the Boat-people.org Facebook group to hear about and participate in future actions across Australia. FACILITATED BY: pvi collective on behalf of the boat-people.org
On the 7 August The Duck House team wrapped up two weeks of creative development for their newest work –They ran ’til they stopped – with a showing at CIA Studios.
Photos: Lisa Businovski
They ran ’til they stopped is the story of three housemates who wake in the morning under the shadow of loss after the death of a friend. In their silent kitchen, they count stars and throw parties, sail the high seas and revel in melodrama.
Big congrats for putting on a full length presentation of the work in such a short time frame!
Here’s an excerpt from the script:
“That’s the breakdown speaking… You wobble on your feet, you shudder on your toes, you all fall down into a heap on the floor…You stutter your words, you cry a little into your porridge. Your tongue is tired and lips are tired and face is tired and hands are tired and feet are tired and body is so tired. We’re all tired. We’re all wiped out. We wipe out the memories because it’s just less tiring… maybe in the morning we’ll discover the world again, finding our feet, exploring the sound of cars on the freeway, the taste of blueberries, which are good for the brain. It’s all good baby, it’s all good.”
Congratulations to pvi collective for becoming a finalist in the Best Game Writing category for transumer at Freeplay Independent Games Festival.
transumer is a site specific intervention which encourages audiences to clandestinely take over their city in preparation for an anti-consumerist uprising. Armed with a customized Iphone programmed with cutting edge augmented reality software, participants are invited to roam their city, plot the end of their metroplois and create invisible tags revealing strategies for a modern day insurrection.
transumer was recently presented at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Sydney as part of the Syndey Biennale.
The Freeplay Independent Games Festival is on at the State Library of Victoria, on the 14th and 15th August 2010.
Performing Lines WA delivers the Managing and Producing Services for theatre and dance artists in WA (Maps for Artists), which is a joint initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s art funding and advisory body, and the State of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.