Applespiel is a Sydney-based collective of artists who collaborate as performers, musicians, technicians and devisers. Active since graduating from the University of Wollongong’s Creative Arts program in 2009, Applespiel evolved out of a shared interest in contemporary performance and a collaborative creative process.
“Applespiel are young, whip-smart, tirelessly creative, and will no doubt be causing a ruckus for quite some time.” – Dee Jefferson, The Brag
Applespiel’s creative process focuses on inhabiting a form – music documentary, telethon, commercial breakfast radio – earnestly and faithfully to expose and critique its construction.
“Applespiel do indeed turn their narratives inside out, but their childlike humour, sincerity and perceptiveness endear rather than alienate them from their audiences, whom they clearly regard with the utmost intelligence. Applespiel seem to really know what they’re doing. This latest smart, self-assured, formally inventive work cements the troupe as true cultural innovators”
Lauren Carroll Harris, Realtime
Applespiel have developed and performed Applespiel Make A Band And Take On The Recording Industry (Performance Space, Malthouse Theatre), 24-hour performance protest In Pursuit of Excellence (PACT), Sexy New Urban Design Team (Sydney Festival, Tiny Stadiums Festival, You Are Here Festival, Festival of Unpopular Culture, Verge Festival), At the Request of Carl Sagan (Next Wave), Snail Piece (Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Underbelly Arts Festival, Peats Ridge), Executive Stress/ Corporate Retreat (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tiny Stadiums Festival, Adelaide Fringe), Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Commercial Radio Show (Crack Theatre Festival, You Are Here Festival) and Awful Literature is Still Literature, I Guess (Underbelly Arts Festival).
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2017 Co Presentation / Jarrod Duffy is not Dead