Operational Aliveness with Stelarc


Meta-Life art

Stelarc comments the various degrees of aliveness running through his work from his recent robotic choreography (Propel, 2015) which combines the automated and the improvised. In reflecting upon the NeoLife conference opening exhibition Futile Labor (I. Zurr, O. Catts, C. Salter, D. Wards) that examined shifting perceptions of life through motion and agency, Stelarc offers elements of response to the very question of what minimum vocabulary of behavior or movement is needed to generate a sense of aliveness.