Virtual Futures Collective, director Luke Robert Mason hosts #VFSalon - Alternative Anatomies with guest speakers Stelarc and Sellars at the V&A Museum.
Virtual Futures collective with Stelarc and Nina Sellars at the Victoria and Albert Museum Digital Design Weekend.
Stelarc and Nina Sellers
Yes that is an ear on his arm! That's Stelarc.
Stelarc is a performance artist who has visually probed and acoustically amplified his body. He has made three films of the inside of his body. Between 1976-1988 he completed 26 body suspension performances with hooks into the skin. He has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, Virtual Reality systems, the Internet and biotechnology to engineer intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body. He explores Alternate Anatomical Architectures with augmented and extended body constructs.
Director: Luke Robert Mason
Virtual Futures Salons are a series of highly immersive event experiences that encourage and promote original thinking. They bring together artists, philosophers, cultural theorists, technologists and fiction writers to re-address the potential of looking at our future through a techno-philosophical lens. Virtual Futures Collective http://www.virtualfutures.co.uk/
From left to right: Eva Pascoe, Nina Sellars, Benjamin Greenaway, Stelarc, Luke Robert Mason, Graeme Gerard Halliday (Hallidonto), Jacqueline Hammond
As you can see I am very happy to have found my fellow cyborgs and collaborators again.
Virtual Futures Salon at the V&A museum 'Alternative Anatomies' with Stelarc and Nina Sellars on 24th September 2017