step two of three: select a tactic category for pvi to respond with 

step two of three:
select a tactic category for pvi to respond with

our definition:
the performance of regular work duties at an extremely slow pace

“speed kills” the grateful dead

 

 

 

our definition:
to hold public space and reclaim it by means of physical occupation. a strategy often used by social movements in order to take and hold public and symbolic spaces, buildings and critical infrastructure

“create a theory of social change then test it out. i think we spread to 82 countries. it was amazing. and it didn’t work.” micah white, the occupy movement

our definition:
collectively leaving a place of work, school, a meeting, a company, or an organization as an expression of protest or disapproval.
walkout

“you can’t really stand up for something without walking the walk. that’s what I did.” greta thunberg

our definition:
striving to be infectious, a slogan should occupy us, like a song we can’t get out of our heads

“love is love” marriage equality campaign slogan

 

our definition:
the practice of making spoofs or parodies of corporate and political advertisements in order to make a statement. this can take the form of a new image, or an alteration to an existing image

“subverts create cognitive dissonance. it cuts through the hype and, momentarily, reveals a deeper truth within.” adbusters

our definition:
a deliberate action aimed at weakening an organization through tampering, meddling or disrupting whilst avoiding legal repercussions

“the greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules.” banksy

 

 

our definition:
the ability to crystallize raw emotions into catchy tunes. a song has the capacity to reach beyond borders, class, race and language

“supa-kala fascist, racist, espi-ala-tazors” m.i.a, p.o.w.a.

our definition:
isolating, closing off, or surrounding a place to prevent entry or exit. a blockade is a restrictive measure designed to obstruct commerce and communication

“we are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution” subcomandante marcos

 

 

our definition:
to pose a moral / ethical dilemma in the midst of everyday life. in its pure form, there is never a reveal. people who encounter an invisible performance should experience it as reality and forever after think it was real

“i’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” maya angelou

our definition:
the bombarding of a system impairing or restricting its ability to function

“download our free software that allows your computer to repeatedly call up a mexican government web site, thus overloading its server and impairing its ability to function.” electronic disturbance theater

our definition:
the enhancement of clothing or accessories worn on the body. from smart textiles that integrate technology to trashion and conceptual clothing, wearables can disrupt or expand the possibilities of clothes

“the outer layer can often reveal and communicate more than the body itself.” fran cotteii and marian schoettie

our definition:
a formal announcement (written or spoken), a declaration of indictment, intention or allegiance

“you are not mature enough to tell it like is. even that burden you leave to us children. our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money.” greta thunberg, 15 yr old climate activist. un assembly

our definition:
a falsehood deliberately fabricated to masquerade as the truth. a hoax can serve to demonstrate that another reality is possible

“sometimes it takes a lie to expose the truth” beautiful trouble

 

our definition:
to use impersonation to parody your subject. ask yourself this, ‘what would this subject / company / government say if they decided to do the right thing?’

“by catching powerful identities off-guard, you can momentarily expose them to public scrutiny” the yes men

our definition:
the staging of unexpected performances in public locations such as pillow fights, choirs or impromptu parties followed by a swift dispersal after the event

“spontaneity is a meticulously prepared art” oscar wilde

 

 

our definition:
to make an imitation of something with the intent to deceive

“trust no one” fake 10 pound note inscription by banksy of england

 

 

 

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pvi collective ltd is supported by the western australian government through the department of local government, sport and cultural industries and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. pvi is supported by the Western Australian capacity building program through the Sidney Myer Fund, Minderoo Foundation and the Spinifex Trust.

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