Stelarc: Rewired / Remixed / by Steven Hughes

My new collaborative project with Stelarc has just been launched. Opening on July 30th as part of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) Radical Ecologies Program, it is now on display and will be exhibited in a performance by Stelarc from August 3rd to 7th.

Head to now to take part in an interactive artwork now until September 4th. Send control messages to the robot remotely from the online interface.

ReWired / ReMixed by Stelarc

Projection Co-ordination and Media Production by Steven Aaron Hughes

Engineering, Exoskeleton Arm by Rodney Parsons

Programming, Exoskeleton Arm Control, Touchscreen & Web Interface by Steve Berrick

Radical Ecologies will feature an exciting and ambitious new project from Stelarc, a performance artist famous for technological interventions to his own body. Titled Re-Wired / Re-Mixed: Event for Dismembered Body3-7 August, is a five-day internet enabled performance, that explores the physiological and aesthetic experience of a fragmented, distributed, de-synchronized, distracted and involuntary body – wired and under surveillance. The artist wears a HUD (head up display) that enables him to see with the “eyes” of someone in London, whilst hearing with the “ears” of someone in New York. The body is also augmented by an 8 degrees-of-freedom exoskeleton so that anyone anywhere can generate involuntary movement of his right arm, using an on-line interface. The artist becomes optically and acoustically de-synchronized and performs partly involuntarily. It’s as if the body has been electronically dismembered, spatially distributed and possessed with multiple agency.

Send commands to Stelarc’s Robotic Arm using this online interface.

View the robot moving to your commands in the gallery at PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts) via the live video stream.

Stelarc will be performing the gallery for the following dates

(All dates and times are Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)

Wednesday August 3rd / 11:00am to 5:00pm

Thursday August 4th / 11:00am to 5:00pm

Friday August 5th / 01:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday August 6th / 11:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday August 7th / 11:00am to 5:00pm