Do you think you could build a shelter out of cardboard?
Are you able to sleep during a riot or outrun a violent mob?
BLACKMARKET lays down the challenge.



A bold and playful intervention into the discourse around the failure of market economics. – Ben Brooker, RealTime

At the heart of pvi’s artistic activities is a belief that through play people will feel more ease to act outside of social norms. – Rebecca O’Brien and Rachel Robinson, ABC Arts

WED 27 – SAT 30 MAY 2015
TUES 2 – SAT 6 JUNE 2015

TICKETS: $15/$10 + BF
SESSIONS: 6:30PM, 6:45PM, 7PM, 7:15PM
VENUE: Alaska Projects, Kings Cross

Perth’s tactical media art renegades, pvi collective, return to Sydney this May for blackmarket, a participatory site-specific work that takes place on the streets of our city at night. Part roaming artwork, part real-life video game, blackmarket invites you into a dark underworld of unlicensed street selling and entrepreneurial trading.

In the fictional world of pvi’s urban role-playing game, the global financial crisis has arrived. As a player you are forced to fight for survival within a black market economy. Infiltrating Kings Cross, pvi collective invite you to join the experience as a blackmarket “hustler”. Exposed to an underground economic structure where goods and services are available but the hustlers are without cash, instead, you will trade your possessions in order to survive the night. From psychological coping mechanisms to physical training, urban survival skills to weaponising garbage, pvi’s blackmarket is highly immersive, instruction based and perversely fun.

Exploring our true worth and what we are capable of without economic growth, blackmarket is an interactive experience of live art that ensures – to borrow from the right-wing American economist Milton Freidman – “there is no such thing as a free lunch”.


Please contact us on 02 8571 9112 to discuss any specific access needs to you may have, or to enquire further – we will do our best to accommodate!


header b&w 20.02.2016  - 21.02.2016

Day for Night: 24HRS Schedule


Nick n Tom residency P Space 2014 10.05.2016  - 10.06.2016


MEET OUR 2016 RESIDENTS!   Chad McLachlan Phil Soliman Embittered Swish   1st Residency: Chad McLachlan Mentor – Dr… Read More

DayForNight-79 web 20.02.2016  - 21.02.2016


Grab your $50 ticket to get unlimited access to the whole Day for Night: 24HRS weekend, and experience… Read More

IMG_1410 WEB 20.02.2016  - 21.02.2016

Holcombe Waller’s Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title

Holcombe Waller’s Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title is a ceremonial choral work that deeply explores contemporary faith… Read More

Emma_Simply2 20.02.2016  - 21.02.2016

Emma Price: 24 H(OUR) DINER

Emma Price’s 24 H(OUR) DINER: Featuring Cindy Pastel, Aaron Manhattan, Lian Loke and more to be announced As… Read More

Stereogamous 20.02.2016  - 21.02.2016

Stereogamous: 4 times the party

As well as scoring each Day for Night artist’s work, Stereogamous will take the helm for not one… Read More

MADISON GLITTER 1 20.02.2016  - 21.02.2016

Madison Moore: How To Go Clubbing

Madison Moore is an artist scholar, writer and pop culture critic based in London, UK. Known for his… Read More

yason cover2 20.02.2016  - 21.02.2016


Based in Manila, Philippines, Yason Banal is a prolific artist as well as a curator and academic who… Read More

CA-veil 20.02.2016  - 21.02.2016

Cigdem Aydemir’s What If I Curl My Veil? And Other Questions

  Sydney-based artist Cigdem Aydemir has become celebrated for her charged, provocative performances, installations and video work. Equally… Read More

Ben and James2 20.02.2016  - 21.02.2016

Benjamin Hancock & James Andrews: Between Us

Benjamin Hancock and James Andrews are two of Australia’s most outstanding young dance artists. From working with acclaimed… Read More

Jess 20.02.2016  - 21.02.2016

Jess Olivieri & Anni Puolakka: Had Birth Set Ex; Bathe Third Sex; Death Berths Xi

Sydney’s acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Jess Olivieri, whose work has recently been seen at the Gallery of Modern Art… Read More 16.11.2015  - 29.11.2015

Time_Place_Space: NOMAD

Following on from last year’s Time_Place_Space: Nomad, in regional New South Wales, Time_Place_Space: Nomad 2015 heads out west through regional… Read More