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Stelarc: The Monograph (Electronic Culture: History, Theory, and Practice)
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Binding: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press
Weight: 1.68 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.74 x W: 0.67 inches
ISBN 10: 0262693607
ISBN 13: 9780262693608
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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.' 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.


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