A public talk by the renowned experimental performance artist Stelarc, whose works focus heavily on extending the capabilities of the human body.
On November 23, at 11:00 am BHSAD will host a unique event — a public talk by the renowned experimental performance artist Stelarc, whose works focus heavily on extending the capabilities of the human body.
Stelarc is an Honorary Professor of Art and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by Monash University, Melbourne and in 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Ionian University, Corfu. Stelarc is currently a Distinguished Research Fellow, School of Design and Art, Curtin University.
Stelarc explores alternate anatomical architectures, interrogating issues of agency, identity and the posthuman. He has performed with a Third Hand, Ear on Arm, a Stomach Sculpture and Exoskeleton, a 6-legged walking robot. His artwork is represented by Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne.
At the event Stelarc will present a selection of diverse approaches Australian artists are using in performance, photography, installations, sculpture, interactive media and biological arts to express contemporary ideas and issues of embodiment, aesthetics and ethics, and how new art practices expose, examine and problematize the body and society. He will also comment critically on the artists and state of contemporary art in Australia.
Please note that Russian translation is not available for this event.
This event is supported by the Australian Embassy in Russia.