Blurring the boundaries between the fine and applied arts.
Is This Art? is a fascinating 17 Volume DVD series featuring interviews with leading practitioners and conceptual artists from media, performance, visual art music and sound.
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Each episode presents a series of interviews with contemporary artists intercut with images and recent footage of their work. The interviews provide insight to why, how and for whom these artists create their work, and where their passion and artistic inquiries originate from. Where are the boundaries between science, technology, politics, popular culture and art? Viewers are challenged with the question while witnessing the freeflow of imagination.
Stelarc is an internationally known artist who has performed extensively in Japan, Europe and the USA, including new music, dance festivals and experimental theatre. He has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, Virtual Reality systems and the Internet to explore alternate, intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body. He has acoustically and visually probed the body - having amplified brainwaves, blood-flow and muscle signals and filmed the inside of his lungs, stomach.
Drew Berry is a 3D digital animator who creates complex biomedical visualisations for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Australia’s flagship centre for medical research. Born in New York, he relocated to Australia where he gained a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. He went on to receive a Master of Science for his work in studying human cells using time-lapse microscopy. Berry’s animations have been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the National Museum of Australia and, most recently, as part of SIGGRAPH 2003 in San Diego, USA. Focusing primarily on visualisations of cells, DNA and proteins, Berry’s work has enabled a large audience to understand the microscopic workings of the human body while illuminating the mysterious landscape of the body at cellular level.
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GIANLUCCA BROZETTI Originally part of the Mackinsie team hired to bring cutting-edge managerial expertise and establish Bulgari as one of the world’s largest Jewellry houses Brozetti moved on to LVMH’s Paris Vuitton division before settling in London as CEO of Asprey- Garrards.