Liveworks Festival 2018: Return To Escape From Woomera
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 Woomerain 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.
This is a durational work where audiences are able to enter and leave the space at any time.
The Risky Stuff: Applespiel would like to advise audiences that this work contains both discussion and depiction of the real experiences of refugees in detention, which may be distressing.
Running Time: 180 mins
A percentage of the ticket sales from Return to Escape from Woomera will be donated to Asylum Seekers Centre.
Commissioned by Performance Space
Image: Applespiel, Return to Escape from Woomera.