Stelarc (CY/AU)

ARTIST TALK 1. STELARC & TOBIAS REVELL

Over the last thirty years, Stelarc has become the guru of cyborg art. Together with his technical team he has developed a variety of robots and performances. His most famous work is the ear which has been implanted into his left arm, grows from stem cells, and can be connected to the internet. His latest ‘body installation’ RE-WIRED/RE-MIXED is part of the STRP Biënnale 2017 exhibition. In this performance, he experiences for hours on end how it feels to lose control of your body, and give away your senses to others. His eyes see Manchester, his ears hear the city of Basel, and visitors of STRP Biënnale control his right arm via the internet. In fact, Stelarc undergoes a modern technological quartering that sharpens the senses.