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STELARC at Melbourne Now - Ian Potter

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Artist Floor Talk - Stelarc

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Stelarc is a performance artist who has explored alternate anatomical architectures since the late 1960s. He studied at Caulfield Institute of Technology, Melbourne, RMIT University and the University of Melbourne, and has undertaken residencies in Europe, Japan and United States. From 2006 to 2013 Stelarc was Chair in Performance Art, School of Art, Brunel University, London, and he is currently Distinguished Research Fellow,
School of Design and Art, Curtin University, Perth.

In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica Hybrid Art Prize. Preoccupied with the obsolescence of the human body, Stelarc has performed more than twenty-five body suspensions, attached a Third hand to his body, and extended himself into virtual space with a Virtual arm. Other works include a Stomach sculpture; Exoskeleton; a six-legged walking robot; involuntary choreography of the body using electrical stimulation of his muscles; a Prosthetic head; an embodied conversational agent; and performances in Second Life. In 2006 Stelarc began surgically constructing and growing an internet-enabled ear on his arm using stem-cell technology. A photograph and casts of this work, Ear on arm, are featured in Melbourne Now.


The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square

The correct details for my presentation at the NGV is as follows-

12:30pm - 1:00pm, the third floor of Ian Potter at Fed Square on Saturday 4 January.

Ian Potter center have some signs and directions to get to the spot on the day.


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