Recognising the prestige of e-Sports (and a decline in Australian artsfunding), Applespiel will rebrand themselves as a wannabe professional League of Legends team. Echoing the narratives of sports films like Mighty Ducks and Rocky, an audience will follow Applespiel’s development as a team as they prepare to play against some of Sydney’s best e-athletes. Around live games and interviews Applespiel will curate a program of events to be part of e-Athlete, including panels, discussions and more theatrical responses to the rise of e-sports.
This project is currently in development.
The Yes Men meet eSports.
This is going to be a Riot.
Applespiel are a collective of young and emerging artists who collaborate as performers, musicians, technicians and devisers. Active since 2009, Applespiel evolved out of a shared interest in contemporary performance and a collaborative creative process. In developing new work, Applespiel find themselves increasingly involved in testing dynamic audience relationships, engaging in personal stories, and dissecting structures of mythology in society. Applespiel are Simon Binns, Nicole Kennedy, Emma McManus, Mark Rogers, Troy Reid, Joseph Parro, Nathan Harrison and Rachel Roberts.