RETURN TO ESCAPE FROM WOOMERA
Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art
Carriageworks, Sidney, Australia
WED 24 OCT, 7 – 10PM
THURS 25 OCT, 7 – 10PM
FRI 26 OCT, 7 – 10PM
SAT 27 OCT, 7 – 10PM
SUN 28 OCT, 4 – 7PM
Fifteen years ago, a group of Australians made Escape From Woomera: a politically explosive video game that put players in the shoes of a refugee held in immigration detention. Applespiel invite you to play Escape from Woomera in this specially-commissioned live gaming and performance experience. Each night, the artists create a live commentary to accompany the gameplay alongside human rights advocates, refugees and the creators of the original game, exploring the contemporary significance of this cultural intervention.
Sydney's Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art is a 10-day program, presented by Performance Space, packed with a mix of theatre, performance, contemporary dance, music and immersive parties featuring artists hailing from Australia and the Asia Pacific. Applespiel collective presents a live-gaming spectacle that invites audiences to play a 2004 video game that puts players in the shoes of a refugee held in immigration detention. The gaming experience will be accompanied by esports-inspired live commentary from the artists and human rights advocates. Guess what? We never left Woomera.