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Extended-Body: Interview with Stelarc

Atzori, P and Woolford, K (1997) Extended-Body: Interview with Stelarc In: Digital Delirium. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 194-199. ISBN 9780312172374

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Abstract

Stelarc has been extending his body through performances since the late 1960s. His performances include attaching a "Third Hand" to his body, extending himself into virtual space with a "Virtual Hand", and over 25 "suspension" events where he hung his entire body from hooks piercing his skin. Stelarc’s artistic strategy revolves around the idea of "enhancing the body" both in a physical and technical manner. It originates as a polarism between the "primal desire" to defeat the force of gravity with primitive rituals and a low- tech and the hi-tech performance with the third arm and the related cybersystem. His intention in both cases is to "express an idea with his direct experience."

Item Type: Book Section
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Atzori, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Woolford, Kk.woolford@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : May 1997
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:29
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/820027

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