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SPECIAL LECTURE – ZOMBIE, CYBORG AND CHIMERA: FRACTAL FLESHES AND THE WANDERING SOUL

“Organs can be extracted from dead bodies and inserted into living ones. We can preserve a cadaver indefinitely with plastination while we can simultaneously sustain a comatose body on life-support systems. We now navigate from physical nano-scales to virtual non-places. To operate effectively we need to seamlessly slide between the actual, the instrumental and the virtual. So the body becomes this contemporary chimera of Meat, Metal and Code.” INSTRUMENTA #2: MACHINE/MAGIC special lecture program will be presenting Stelarc, an Australian performance artist who for decades has been working using his own body to experiment and research on alternative anatomical architecture.