Stelarc: Re-wired / Re-Mixed @ STRP 2017
'Event for the Dismembered Body'
Interactive project realised for Stelarc, international debut at the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, Netherlands, March / April 2017. Project Management and Media Co-ordination by Steven Aaron Hughes. Performance by Stelarc. Featuring the work of Engineer Rodney Parsons and Coding specialist Steven Berrick.
For this second performance of RWRM, Stelarc once again wore the exoskeleton robotic arm, and in collaboration with Lukas Zitzer (HeK) from Basel, Switzerland and Dimitry Vossen / Andere Wereld in Antwerp Belgium. These artists provided live audio and live video, respectively, streamed in real time into Stelarc's eyes and ears and live into the gallery for four days of performances, lasting five hours each.
Re-Wired / Re-Mixed : Event for Dismembered Body
Was a 4 day, 5 hours a day, internet enabled installation performed at the STRP Media Arts Biennale 2017 in Eindhoven.
With live sound and video streaming using 4G mobile phones, the artist sees with the ears of someone in Basel and sees with the eyes of someone in Antwerp. Whilst anyone, anywhere can access and choreograph the artist’s arm movements with a 7 degree-of-freedom exoskeleton.
The body’s sensory and motor capabilities are effectively disconnected and distributed, generating an experience of multiple agency. The body becomes simultaneously a possessed and performing body.
Project Coordinator and Media Production – Steven Aaron Hughes
Engineering of Exoskeleton Arm – Rodney Parsons
Programming and Web Interface – Steve Berrick
Vision from Antwerp – Andere Wereld & Dimitri Vossen
Sound from Basel – Lukas Zitzer, HeK
"Re-Wired / Re-Mixed: Event for Dismembered Body" was a four-day, five-hour a 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.
From debut performance of Re-Wired / Re-Mixed at PICA, Western Australia in 2016