Stelarc: 9 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Stelarc (born Στέλιος Αρκαδίου Stelios Arcadiou in Limassol in 1946; legally changed his declare in 1972) is a Cyprus-born Australian feat artist raised in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine, whose works focus heavily upon extending the capabilities of the human body. As such, most of his pieces are centered on his concept that “the human body is obsolete”. Until 2007 he held the slant of Principal Research Fellow in the Performance Arts Digital Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England. He is currently furthering his research at Curtin University in Western Australia.

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