This event is booked out
Join us for an unforgettable audio-visual lecture by Stelarc, a high-profile Australian artist working at the intersection of the body and technology since the 1970’s. Stelarc contends that ‘the body is obsolete’ and we that we should consider ‘alternate anatomical architectures’ that extend and augment its capabilities.
Sun 3 July, 11am – 12pm
$15/$10 MCA Members and Concessions*
Veolia Lecture Theatre, Level 2
Stelarc is presently Distinguished Research Fellow, School of Design and Art (SODA) at Curtin University, Perth. In 2015 he received the Australia Council’s award of Outstanding Achievement in Emerging and Experimental Art, and in 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Ars Electronica Hybrid Arts Prize. Other awards include an Honorary Doctorate of Audio-Visual Arts from the Ioanian University, Corfu, an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Monash University and made an Honorary Professor of Art and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.
Opening Festival Schedule
Image: Stelarc, Extended Arm, 2000, Melbourne, Hamburg, Image courtesy the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne © the artist, Photograph: Dean Winter