through radical strategies for tactical intervention we aim to ask questions, to intervene, to get it out there and get people thinking.

pvi collective

pvi collective


pvi collective create tactical media artworks that seek out radical, darkly humorous solutions for living in an unstable twenty first century. Incorporating elements of performance, visual art and intervention, works are often highly participatory, physically demanding, site responsive and politically charged.

pvi collective often create work in reaction to a particular city or site’s fears, hopes and concerns about personal freedoms. Their work responds to current trends in local and global surveillance, and increases in national security.


Established in 1998 by performance artist Kelli McCluskey and visual artist Steve Bull, pvi’s members include visual artists, sculptors, researchers and performance artists.

The group has toured extensively throughout Australia with critically acclaimed tactical media performance tts: australia and internationally to Taiwan, Singapore and Germany with site-specific works panopticon and reform. pvi’s latest body of work the future belongs to crowds series investigates the relevance of people power in contemporary society.

pvi’s work is part of the national curriculum for performance studies in universities across Australia and the company are currently featured in a new book entitled harmonic tremours: aesthetic interventions in the public sphere due for Australian release in mid 2009. pvi celebrated their ten year anniversary in 2008 by curating and co-producing national symposium on hybrid practice this is the time – this is the record of the time and launching their initiative, cia studios [centre for interdisciplinary arts] which provides residency and professional development opportunities to local, national and international practitioners whose work sits on the edges of traditional artform genres.

producer kate neylon
core artists steve bull and kelli mccluskey
associate artists james mccluskey, chris williams, jackson castiglione, jason sweeney, ofa fotu and sohan ariel hayes




Interview with Kelli Mccluskey

Posted: March 18th, 2014