Cyborg Art

An extension of the senses

An image of Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas gazing into the distance

Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas in conversation with Life Rewired curator Dr Chris Salter discussing the rise of Cyborg Art. 

This weekend will bring an opportunity to learn more about the projects of Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas, their philosophy as cyborg artists and the process that drove them to co-found the Cyborg Foundation. Their talk explores the union between our species and technology, the extension of the human senses through cybernetics, using the internet as a sense and Cyborg Art, an art movement where artists express themselves through new senses created by the union between cybernetics and their own bodies.

At 4pm on Sun 18 Aug, Moon and Neil will conduct a Q&A with Chris Salter, Curator of the Life Rewired Hub. Please book in advance for this event. All other performances are free and drop-in.

Schedule

Sat 17 Aug

Moon Ribas will be performing Waiting For Earthquakes is a dance piece based on the interaction between the movement of the earth and Moon. The piece is a duet, where the planet dictates the tempo and the intensity, and Moon interprets it. The piece makes the audience feel a direct connection to the planet.

Performances will take place at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Sun 18 Aug

Neil Harbisson is a cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull that allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours via audible vibrations in his skull including infrareds and ultraviolets and for being officially recognised as a cyborg by a government. Neil will be performing face concerts, where, instead of playing an instrument, he plays colours. In this case, he will ask members of the audience to come onstage and he will then create a musical composition based on the colours of their hair, eyes, skin and lips.

Performances will take place at 1pm 2pm 3pm and 3.45pm

Part of Life Rewired

A season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything

Life Rewired Hub