Persistence stand installed at the Cairns Esplanade at night.
Electronic badges for persistence waiting to go on little adventures
Detail photo of the electronic badges that powered the persistence performance at the 2018 commonwealth games festival.
Detail photo of the plywood joinery used in the contstruction of the persistence stand.
Detail photo of the neon lighting used in the construction of the persistence stand.

Persistence is an interactive adventure that was presented at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Festival. Audience members wore a custom built electronic badge, the artificially intelligent running coach Corey.

Participants adopted the role of a runner, while Corey guided them around the Cairns Esplanade and through a series of challenges. Each challenge explored how they juggled the demands of their lives against their ambitions.

A large, neon lit sculpture anchored the show in the esplanade parklands.


  • 2018/04/09 - 2018/04/15, Commonwealth Games Festival. The Esplanade, Cairns(AU)


  • 30 minutes.

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  • Currenty unavailable.


Persistence has been generously supported by:

Cairns Regional Council Logo
Queensland Government Logo
Kick Contemporary Arts Logo

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


  • 2019/04/08 - Switched to standard project template


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