eaters | a performance disguised as a pub quiz | BREC

eaters | a performance disguised as a pub quiz

Run Time
🍹 Happy hour & DJ from 6:30pm!
😃 Quiz Show from 7:00pm for 90 mins inc interval
Ticket Prices $25  | BREC Access
BREC and pvi collective present eaters

💥 A Bunbury Fringe “Fringe Buddies” Event!

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Friday
27 January 2023
7:00 pm
Saturday
28 January 2023
7:00 pm
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unique and immersive experience asks Bunbury, what is your appetite for change?

a performance disguised as a pub quiz, eaters seeks to find common ground for the future of food.

as the future of food faces an increasing number of challenges, catalysed by climate change yet propelled forward by technology, eaters asks audiences: what do you really know about where your food comes from and how the land is cared for?

what is eaters?

eaters is best described as innovative and participatory performance (but not the dragged up on stage kind!). Audiences are part of the fun and are asked to test their knowledge on all things food sustainability via an interactive quiz.

eaters is activism, meets performance, meets pub quiz with an appetite for change and a desire to gently agitate and amuse along the way. participants are asked to put their relationship with food and farming firmly under the microscope.

Drawing input from farmers working on the front lines, First Nations experts, authors, physicists, conservationists, eco-activists and the world of agronomy – the people of Noongar Boodja will be asked to play along, all the while questioning whether a change in their diet can ensure the future of the planet.

This is big stuff presented in a digestible and entertaining format thanks to the smorgasbord of pre-recorded guest vocals and videos from local eater and legend Scott Ludlum, Boorloo’s own Gina Williams, eco-feminist Vandana Shiva, song KWEEN Odette Mercy and political journalist Gabrielle Chan.

eaters offers audiences a bounteous experience; complete with pre-show and intermission DJ, plus happy hour drinks on arrival. It’s the quintessential night out for the curious, culinary enthusiasts, the eco conscious and the bon vivant.

 

how it works

Teams accrue points as their knowledge is tested and food choices are radically reassessed in areas such as;

  • will science prevail or will old knowledge ultimately lead the way?
  • who has our farmer’s backs?
  • what are the more sustainable sources of meat?

The quiz is conducted in typical gameshow style but with the flair and humour pvi collective are renown for serving up. It all operates through a speedquiz app, that weighs in at a measly 17mb to save your storage and runs off a hub-based system to save your data. There’s one phone per team to keep it fair.

about pvi collective

Founded in 1998 and based on Whadjuck Noongar Boodja, pvi collective is a tactical media art group who create playfully subversive and participatory artworks that creatively disrupt everyday life in public spaces. Our work invites collaboration from audiences, who are up for the challenge of social disruption through creative dissent.

We believe art is a tool for generating systemic change. Through our work, we examine and challenge the way that power and privilege impact on modern society.

Our team have backgrounds in intervention, visual art, activism, performance, live art, video, sound art, movement, performance and programming. Each contributes their diverse skills towards creating artworks for galleries, public sites and alternative spaces.


acknowledgements

the work was commissioned by The Wired Lab for the agri(culture) II project.

the eaters regional tour has been supported by the Western Australian Government through Playing WA a joint funding initiative of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.


 

TICKETS & VENUE INFO

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  ACCESSIBILITY For accessible bookings please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272.

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 BREC ACCESS

A doorway to the arts that’s always open!

We want everyone to have the opportunity to see this show at BREC.

So here’s our offer. Through BREC Access we are making some seats available for those who need a good night out but who can’t manage full price at the moment and we invite those who can to ‘pay it forward’ and choose a higher price.

$10.00 OPEN – I need a good night out but the cost of living is starting to bite!
$25.00  ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$70.00  FLING – I want to pay it forward and fling open the doors for someone else

* Limited BREC Access Tickets available