In August British Artist Stelarc will be performing at The University of Southern Queensland
The Faculty of Arts invites you to experience the work of one of the world’s most original and engaging artists. Since the 1970s, Stelarc’s performance work has been at the forefront of technological experiment and has attracted collaborators from major research organizations throughout the world.
This is a unique opportunity to see him in person at a one-night event in the Arts Theatre at USQ.
Driven by a vision of the body as empty and obsolete, no longer a ‘site for a psyche,’ Stelarc creates works in which human and technological agency are indistinguishable. He has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, virtual reality systems, biotechnology and the internet to explore alternative interfaces with the body.
Earlier works include a THIRD HAND, a VIRTUAL ARM, a STOMACH SCULPTURE and an EXOSKELETON, a 6-legged walking robot. Among Stelarc’s most recent projects are EAR ON ARM, which has been partly surgically constructed, partly cell-grown, and the THINKING HEAD, exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Arts Theatre, A Block