Channel 4 introduces Viktoria Modesta, the world’s first amputee pop artist. Make sure you stick around for the amazing spike dance at the end. Created by 4creative, directed by Saam Farahmand.
‘Bionic’ pop artist heading to Brisbane
A visionary performance artist who has designed her own prosthetic limbs will visit Australia for the first time to share her approach to the body as art courtesy of QUT and the World Science Festival Brisbane (#WSFB2019). Weekend of 23rd to 24th of March.
Latvian-born Viktoria Modesta is often labelled the world’s first widely known amputee pop artist. She had her left leg amputated below the knee at the age of 20 after years of problems resulting from damage caused during her birth.
The decision to do so was hers and she says it freed her up to take control of her body and pursue her creative and musical ambitions.
Modesta calls herself a ‘bionic artist’ and has since taken the world by storm with work she describes as post-human and post-disability, bridging performance art, music and fashion with technology, science and medicine.
Following her performance as the Snow Queen in the closing ceremony of the London Paralympics 2012 wearing a diamond encrusted prosthetic, she teamed up with the Alternative Limb Project to help design a series of prosthetics that she wore in a 2014 UK Channel 4 video collaboration titled Prototype which has had more than 11 million views on YouTube.
Her various prosthetic limbs, which include a jet-black spike, a stereo leg with built-in speaker and another with embedded LEDS to create a light show, are a perfect fusion of fashion, art and functionality.
From February 20 to April 15, 2019: The factory of the living The exhibition traces an archeology of life and artificial life.
Du 20 février au 15 avril 2019 : La fabrique du vivant L’exposition retrace une archéologie du vivant et de la vie artificielle. Résolument prospective, elle présente les créations et innovations les plus significatives dans le champ de l’art, du design et de l’architecture à travers les œuvres d’une cinquantaine de créateurs.
The World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards Competition is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries each year. Anything that is #wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.
For three weeks every year, WOW showcases the best of these creations in a spectacular show that takes over New Zealand’s vibrant capital city of Wellington in an explosion of creativity. This year 60,000 people will see the show.
The Clock is a 24-hour video installation created from thousands of clips of clocks, watches and other references to time from film and television. These are masterfully edited together and synced to the present moment in one mesmerising collage. The result is an epic journey through cinematic history as well as a functioning timepiece.
Minute by minute, hour by hour, hundreds of characters are jolted awake by alarms, run for trains, wait for lovers, or dream strange dreams. Stitched together from 100 years of cinematic history, The Clock gifts audiences the addictive joy of recognising favourite actors or scenes from beloved films, as well as being wildly compelling and dream-like itself.
Since debuting in 2010, The Clock has become one of the most seen and celebrated artworks of our time, winning the Golden Lion at the 2011 Venice Biennale, and attracting critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences at gallery showings across the world. ACMI in Melbourne has it in situ and the exhibition will commence 23 Jan through to 10 Mar, 2019.
Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis
Due to limited capacity, please be aware that there may be wait times
No food or drink is allowed in the gallery
Don’t miss a minute! See the full 24-hours of the work when we stay open all night every Thursday. The exhibition will be open from 10am Thursday to 5pm Friday throughout the season.