Stelarc

Stelarc explores alternative anatomical architectures. He has performed with a THIRD HAND, STOMACH SCULPTURE, and EXOSKELETON, a six-legged robot. FRACTAL FLESH remotely actuates the body with electrical stimulation. PING BODY and PARASITE explore the body choreographed by Internet data streams. PROSTHETIC HEAD is an embodied conversational agent that speaks to the person who interrogates it. EAR ON ARM is a surgical and cell-grown construct that will be Internet-enabled for people in other places. He is presently the chair of performance art, Brunel University, West London and Distinguished Research Fellow in the School of Design and Art, Curtin University, Perth. In 2010 he received a Special Projects Grant from the Australia Council and was also awarded the Ars Electronica Hybrid Arts Prize. Stelarc's artwork is represented by Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne.