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EXHIBITION LAUNCH | STELARC: Posthuman Bodies

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Flinders University Art Museum

Sturt Rd, Bedford Park

Ground floor, Social Sciences North, off carpark 5, Humanties Road

Bedford Park, SA 5042

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IMAGE: Stelarc, StickMan, 2018, performance, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, © the artist, photograph: Steven Aaron Hughes

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EXHIBITION LAUNCH | STELARC: Posthuman Bodies

Thursday, 5 March 2020 | 5.30 – 7.30pm

Guest Speakers

Rhana Devenport ONZM

Director, Art Gallery of South Australia

Professor John Spoehr

Director, Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, Flinders University

Exhibition Dates

24 February – 9 April 2020

Exhibition Location

Flinders University Museum of Art

Flinders University | Sturt Road | Bedford Park

Located ground floor Social Sciences North building

Humanities Road adjacent carpark 5

Stelarc (1946-) is an internationally acclaimed performance artist. Since the late 1960s his practice has incorporated bodily interventions and extensions including prosthetics, robotics, virtual reality and biotechnology.  In bringing together art, science and technology, Stelarc’s work engineers and experiments with body architectures, probing the physical limits of human experience.

In his latest work, commissioned by the Art Gallery South Australia for the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres, Stelarc has collaborated with the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute (AITI) at Flinders University, FESTO and Wayne Michell to engineer Reclining StickMan, one of his most ambitious projects to-date. STELARC: Posthuman Bodies enriches the context for this new work by presenting an insight into the artist’s speculative and ground-breaking practice from the 1970s to the present day.

Public Programs

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 

12.10pm – 12.30pm

Exhibition floortalk with Madeline Reece, FUMA Exhibition and Public Programs Manager (Acting)

Thursday, 2 April 2020

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Public lecture presented by the artist

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Sturt Rd, Bedford Park

Ground floor, Social Sciences North, off carpark 5, Humanties Road

Bedford Park, SA 5042

Australia

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