PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA WIN
The Body is a Big Place has been awarded an Honorary Mention in the Hybrid Arts category of the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica. Ars Electronica is one of the most globally important and long-standing forums for recognising innovation and excellence in new media art practice. Winning works are selected by an international jury with diverse experience in new media practice. This year’s theme is ‘The Big Picture: New Concepts for a New World’.
Prix Ars Electronica Festival
30 Aug – 3 Sept
The Body is a Big Place at Prix Ars Electronica 2012
CONTROVERSY: THE POWER OF ART
MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Video footage of the reanimated pig hearts performances from The Body is a Big Place features in this exhibition exploring the social and cultural impact of art. The exhibition showcases works by some of Australia’s preeminent artists that have provoked intense reactions, such as those that have re-defined the nature of art, engaged with social and political issues; and explored the human body in the context of volatile re-interpretations.
Curator: Dr Vivien Gaston
21 June -12 Aug 2012
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Cnr Mornington Tyabb Road and Dunns Road
Controversy: The Power of Art
2012 ANAT SYNAPSE ART/SCIENCE RESIDENCY
Helen Pynor and Peta Clancy awarded The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) 2012 Synapse Residency Grant. This program supports artists to collaborate with scientific institutions to undertake a period of intensive research. Helen and Peta will work with Dr Kumud Dhital in the Heart and Lung Transplant Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, for 4 months in 2012, exploring clinician and patient experiences of heart transplantation.
Sept – Dec 2012
ANAT Synapse Residency
LEONARDO ELECTRONIC ALMANAC
An in-depth exhibition of The Body is a Big Place on Leonardo Electronic Almanac coinciding with the Performance Space exhibition in Nov 2011. The exhibition outlined the development of the project through a series of staged research residencies. Featuring images, video documentation, text by the artists, participants and collaborators, and an online forum in which issues and ideas raised by the work were discussed.
Curator: Vince Dziekan
Leonardo Electronic Almanac
PERFORMANCE SPACE, SYDNEY
The Body is a Big Place installation was presented at Performance Space, one of Australia’s leading development and presentation organisations for interdisciplinary arts. The Body is a Big Place explored the fluidity between bodily boundaries inherent to the organ transplantation process, the ambiguous boundary between life and death, and the complex and multilayered responses reported by organ transplant recipients. Two performances featuring the reanimation of a pair of fresh pig hearts were staged during the exhibition.
Curator: Bec Dean
3 – 26 Nov 2011
245 Wilson Street