In 2024 we inaugurate our new Company-in-Residence program by welcoming local artists, pvi collective, into Studio 1. This three-year residency makes space at PICA for an arts company or organisation, inviting solidarity and sector collaboration by sharing resources, ideas and spaces. Founded in 1998, pvi collective is a tactical media art group who create agitational participatory artworks intent on the creative disruption of everyday life. Using gameplay alongside emerging, familiar and DIY technology, pvi create playfully subversive performances and interventions that explore the social dynamics of the cities we live in.
More from pvi collective
pvi is beyond excited to be moving in with PICA as their inaugural long-term company in residence. PICA has been pivotal in championing contemporary performance practice in Boorloo and beyond. Our own development as an experimental art group has grown and evolved as a direct result of PICA’s support over the past two decades. Being roomies will allow us to connect with visiting artists, audiences, gallery visitors, shows and exhibitions and make ourselves useful on the ground.
On the art-making front, we have lots of good trouble planned, including developing new works like hummm, an outdoor adventure for audiences tasked with tracking down and decoding sonic distress signals from deep beneath the earth’s core and booste, a social sci-fi artwork unpacking the activist dilemma at the peak of the climate emergency.
pvi also welcomes a new creative thanks to funding from the artspay foundation.