Applespiel are a collective of young and emerging artists who collaborate as performers, musicians, technicians and devisers. Active since 2009, Applespiel evolved out of a shared interest in contemporary performance and a collaborative creative process. In developing new work, Applespiel find themselves increasingly involved in testing dynamic audience relationships, engaging in personal stories, and dissecting structures of mythology in society.
Applespiel presented At the Request of Carl Sagan for Next Wave in 2012, as part of a special residency program that involved a six week development period in Melbourne with local and international arts collectives. This program, Wake Up and Watch the Sun Rise: 500 Methods for a New Beginning saw work from each collective placed in West Space as an interactive festival hub.