transumer is a site based intervention which encourages audiences to clandestinely take over their city. Armed with a customized Iphone programmed with cutting edge augmented reality software, participants are invited to roam The Rocks in Sydney, plot the end of their metroplois and create invisible tags revealing strategies for a modern day insurrection.
inspired by an anonymous book written by the invisible committee in 2007 which is part anti-materialist manifesto and part manual for revolution, titled ‘the coming insurrection’, pvi activate the books’ philosophies by instigating a mass experiment where people can risk everything and no-one gets hurt. as a tactical media work transumer aims to resonate beyond the site to affect on a personal and political level, transforming participants from passive consumers into would-be revolutionaries.
“in the misery of the present, ‘fucking everything up’ will perhaps serve as the final collective seduction” the invisible committee
2010 | 17th Biennale of Sydney, The Rocks, Circular Quay