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Stelarc at the Expo 2017



‘The Third Hand’ at the ARTISTS & ROBOTS
The Video is visualizing the concept: Technology as a means of enhancing physical performance – in Stelarc’s view the artificial hand is not a substitute for a missing or poorly functioning body part. Instead, it improves body functions and acts in complete independence. It is controlled by pulses from muscles, in the leg, for instance. Yet what happens when you only retain control over the ‘Third Hand’ and the rest of your body functions are remotely controlled? Can human personality be determined by interaction alone? These are questions that the artist has addressed since developing the robot hand. First presented in 1980, Stelarc has since used it in internationally acclaimed performances, revisiting the subject each time from a different angle and approach. Stelarc will be present at the opening of the EXPO art pavilion in Astana on 10 June 2017.
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