Liveworks Festival 2018: Return To Escape From Woomera

Liveworks Festival 2018: Return To Escape From Woomera


This event has now passed. 

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


  • 24 Oct - 28 Oct, 18
  • Regular price $22.00 $20.00 Playwave Price

  • All Ages
  • bAY 20
    245 WILSON ST

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