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Stelarc: The Monograph (Electronic Culture free pdf This is a user's guide to Stelarc, the international performance artist whose extreme performances explore the borderland between bodies and machines.Stelarc is the most celebrated artist in the world working within technology and the visual arts. He is both an artist and a phenomenon, using his body as medium and exhibition space. Working in the interface between the body and the machine, he employs virtual reality, robotics, medical instruments, prosthetics, the Internet, and biotechnology. Stelarc's art includes physical acts that don't always look survivable - or, as science fiction novelist William Gibson puts it in his foreword, "sometimes seem to include the possibility of terminality."Stelarc's projects include Third Hand, a grasping and wrist-rotating mechanism with a rudimentary sense of touch that is attached to the artist and activated by EMG from other body areas- Amplified Body, in which the artist performs acoustically with his brainwaves, muscles, pulse, and blood flow signals- and the Stomach Sculpture, a device - or "aesthetic adornment" - inserted into the artist's stomach and presented through video.Although there have been hundreds of articles written about Stelarc since he began performing in the late 1960s, "Stelarc: The Monograph" is the first comprehensive study of Stelarc's work practice in over thirty years. Gathering a range of writers who approach the work from a variety of perspectives, it includes William Gibson's account of his meetings with Stelarc, Arthur and Marilouise Kroker's emphatic "We Are All Stelarcs Now," and Stelarc himself in conversation with Marquard Smith. Taken together, these writers give us a multiplicity of ways to think about Stelarc.

About Marquard Smith

Julie Clarke has written widely on the posthuman and the visual arts. Timothy Druckrey is a curator and writer and editor of Ars Electronica: Facing the Future (MIT Press, 1999). William Gibson is the author of many books, including Neuromancer and, most recently, Pattern Recognition. Jane Goodall is Director of Research in the College of Arts, Education, and Social Sciences at the University of Western Sydney. Amelia Jones is Professor and Pilkington Chair in the History of Art at the University of Manchester and the author of Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada (MIT Press, 2004). Arthur Kroker is Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture, and Theory, and Marilouise Kroker is Senior Research Scholar, both at the University of Victoria. Brian Massumi is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the State University of New York, Albany. Stelarc is a leading international performance artist.

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Author : Marquard Smith
Publisher : MIT Press
Data Published : 21 October 2005
ISBN : 0262195186
EAN : 9780262195188
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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