RETURN TO ESCAPE FROM WOOMERA

APPLESPIEL


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.

 

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  • DISCOVER MORE: REALTIME ARTICLE

    Find out how it all began as RealTime turn back the clock and revisit the controversy that surrounded the development of the video game in 2003 – from front page stories in Sydney Morning Herald to critical commentary from Australian politicians.

     

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  • DISCOVER MORE: SPOTLIGHT ON APPLESPIEL

    Check out our interview with artist collective Applespiel where we discover more about their creative practice and the consultation process which has informed their return to the controversial video game.

     

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  • DISCOVER MORE: GAME PREVIEW

    Before you play the game in the live e-sports experience at Liveworks, check out the walk-through which traces Woomera detention centre based interviews with former detainees and activists, existing press reports, and a copy of the facility’s floor plan obtained from a member of the Department of Immigration.

     

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