ARTS LAB MENTOR & PROVOCATEUR 2016
Kelli Mccluskey is an artist and co-founder of tactical media art group, pvi collective. Formed in 1998 pvi create participatory artworks that incorporate elements of performance, visual art and intervention. Works are often physically demanding, site responsive and politically charged. Kelli has toured extensively throughout Australia with pvi, and internationally, including to Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Scotland and Germany.
Kelli is a passionate advocate for live art and interdisciplinary art forms in Australia. She is currently on the board of NAVA, was on the board of Artrage Inc from 2007 – 2011, is on the DCA Arts Development panel, was an Electrofringe Festival state rep, a Spark mentor, a Splendid and Proximity festival provocateur and has taught live art and performance at Curtin, WAAPA and UWA as well as delivering lectures and masterclasses for City of Melbourne, Adelaide festival, Next Wave Festival, Surge Festival, Glasgow, Pact Youth Theatre and Spark.
Trained in performance art and media Kelli writes and directs for pvi and initiated the artist-run initiatives CIA Studios in 2008, which she co-manages. In 2011 she co-founded Proximity Festival, Australia’s first annual one-on-one performance festival. She is based in Perth.