What is body-based art? Surgically grafting an ear onto an arm? Exploring human rights or gender identity through performance? Contemporary dance interwoven with light and sound? It can be all these things, and more.
The body is a powerful site – and instrument – for art. Body-based art can be elegant, mind-boggling or confronting; and can challenge your understanding of art itself. In this discussion, performance artists take to the stage to talk about how their bodies have influenced their art, and about the body as a site for extreme performance.
Speakers include Stelarc, Moira Finucane, Casey Jenkins and Natalie Abbott; facilitated by Julianne Pierce.
Image Stelarc, Ear On Arm
Photo Nina Sellar
Art & the Body is presented by The Wheeler Centre in association with Arts House.