Prepare for city-wide disruption as the streets of Bunbury CBD are taken over, one game at a time, by deviator. Using a smartphone guide this immersive, outdoor game invites audiences to temporarily transform Bunbury into a playground.
Adapted on-site with a team of local artists, deviator activates philosophies around the revolution, positioning ‘games’ as a potential trigger to alter the official narratives of place. As a deviator, your mission is to seek out and activate fifteen audio instructions hidden in public spaces and play as many of the games as possible. Games are scored in terms of difficulty and range from activities such as ‘guerrilla pole dancing’ and ‘ring-a-ring-a-roses’, to ‘spin the bottle’ and ‘twister’. Each game encourages players to explore their public space in a new way and deviate from the norm.
Having received a deviator smartphone and brief induction from a member of pvi, you take to the streets for one hour, ready to play it out to become the highest scoring deviator of the night!
Are you ready for some serious play?
Notes on audience induction:
When inducting audience members in the use of the deviator app, we issue a pvi phone to them for the duration of the work. The audience member leaves a credit card or drivers license, which will be returned to them when they bring the phone back. The audience member will also be asked to sign a disclaimer.
Suitable for people aged 15+ any audience members under the age of 18 will be required to provide written permission of a parent or guardian.