Underwater play through interactions between human movement, water and smart robots. Autonomous glowing "baby fish" dance and demonstrate multi-axis movement to mimic your aquabatic interactions and playful engagements with the "mother fish". A project by Pell and Mueller developed at the Exertion Games Lab
Gravity Well Premiers at CHI'13 Interactivity Palais de Congrès de Paris, 29 April - 3 May.
Inside Running: the sport of art brings together nine Australian artists whose passion for sport has bled into their art, in an exhibition of specially commissioned work. Curated by Ric Spenser & Richard Lewer.Pell created 'Deep Performance Enhancement' comprising of raw diving footage, multi-track spoken-word audio, and commercial diving artifacts in combination with a performance-lecture to examine mental rehearsal, arousal control and deep performance enhancement in diving, art and life.
Exhibition 1 Feb - 7 Apr 2013, Fremantle Arts Centre, AU
Deeper, Deeper, Deeper... 2013 Immersive Audio CD Deep Performance Enhancement Coaching Tool. Creatively interpreting 4 highly technical psychological techniques used by Navy SEALs. Written and performed by Dr. Sarah Jane Pell. Post Production Alister Morley, Melbourne AU. Limited Edition Release for the Perth International Arts Festival, 2013.
A hands-on workshop designed to perform an EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity or spacewalk) training exercise underwater to simulate a repair proceedure. The ISU-SH-SSP participants were able to experience the complexities of working in neutral buoyancy facilities (i.e. a dive pool) with semi-real time instructions from a remote networked mission control. The EVA NB SIM workshop was successfully designed to prepare participants for the assignment of interdisciplinary space project environments.
A video of space–related art produced by ETTAS' Artists - Anna Hill/Space Synapse, Kirsten Johannsen, Ayoko Ono, Marko Peljhan, Sarah Jane Pell, Bradley Pitts, Tim Otto Roth, Eva Schlegal, Angelo Vermeulen and Christian Walvogel is screening in the ITACCUS-endorsed contemporary art exhibition 'Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration' curated by Tyler Stalings and Marko Peljhan.
Exhibition: 16 Jan California US.
The Maritime Union of Australia appoints Dr. Pell to the Australian Standards Committee SF-017 Occupational Diving. Current projects include: AS/NZS 2299.1 Occupational diving operations - Standard operational practice; AS/NZS 2299.1 Occupational diving operations - Standard operational practice Supplement 1: AS/NZS 2299 diving medical examination forms; AS/NZS 2815.2 Surface supplied diving to 30m; AS/NZS 2815.5 Training and certification of occupational divers - Dive Supervisor; AS/NZS 2815.6 Training and certification of occupational divers - Restricted occupational SCUBA diver. All reviews will be open for Public Comment.
...that the Western Australian department of Fisheries issued 17300 licences for 22 tonne of Abalone taken by Recreational fisher people?
Reporting for Bezerky Productions, Pell and crews were at Hayes Beach to cover the mayhem as generations of people flocked to catch 20 well-sized Abalone and share with us their tips, triumphs and the drama when a life-long resident sting-ray arrived to get in on the action during the one (1) hour open season! This is intended to be the first short-documentary in a series on the Australian love of water.
Gravity Well explores how to produce a real-time motion-sound response to underwater play. We begin by designing a pair of silicone-covered Autonomous Underwater Vehicles AUV called "explorer fish" (a homage to Frank White, The Overview Effect) to respond to fluid-human movement and touch. A 'mother fish' receives data and displays a light-response while 'baby fish' produce a second-stage motion-sound response. Demonstration aquabatics with Dr. Pell's prototype technologies are performed and documented by Sarah Jane Pell with body architect Lucy McRae.
Honorary appointment: Visiting Research Fellow, RMIT University School of Media and Communication, Exertion Games Lab.
I am delighted to be collaborating with the EGL Director, Dr. Florian 'Floyd' Mueller and his team of students to investigate and design systems for H20Play that focus on enhancing, and extending the human performance experience underwater.
Honorary appointment: AEGIS Research Associate, RMIT University School of Arts and Sustainability Research Cluster currently reforming Arts, Ecology, Globilisation and the Interpretation of Science (AEGIS).
Assoc. Prof. Linda Williams leads this new ARC project to explore issues through interdsicplinary practices and philosophies with an international consortium of peers. I presented 'The artist-as-global-nomad: developing a tool box for creative practice in any context' as the end-of-year Seminar.
European Space Agency scientists, technologists and engineers were presented with exemplorary prior work and prospective collaborative projects for the ESA Arts Initiative. Presenting Artists - Bradley Pitts (US), Christian Woldervogel (CH), Dr. Sarah Jane Pell (AU) & Prof. Marko Peljhan (US).
14 NOV 2012, Erasmus Auditorium, ESTEC Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Please join us for the Opening of the ESA Topical Team Art & Science [ETTAS] exhibition of space–related art produced by ETTAS' Artists - Anna Hill/Space Synapse, Kirsten Johannsen, Ayoko Ono, Marko Peljhan, Sarah Jane Pell, Bradley Pitts, Tim Otto Roth, Eva Schlegal, Angelo Vermeulen and Christian Walvogel.
Exhibition: 16 - 23 Nov. Wintergardens North, ESTEC Noordwijk, The Netherlands
A new visceral dance work by Dean Walsh exploring marine themes and two years Australia Council Fellowship Research - scuba diving and marine psychology into performance.
Dancers/collaborators, Kathryn Puie and Natalie Ayton exceptionally instinctive & skilled dancers, Speakers Dr. Sarah Jane Pell, Tony Granville and Judy Reizes, Paramatta Riverside Theatres, Sydney, 25-27th October 2012
The 63rd International Astronautical Congress held for the first time in Naples, hometown of the late Professor Luigi G. Napolitano, a former President of the IAF and an extraordinary space scientist. The ESA Topical Team Arts & Science cochairs and members contributed. 23rd Symposium on Space Activity & Society (E5) Space as an Artistic Medium (4) Paper No. 13409. Towards a cooperation between the arts, space science research and the European Space Agency - Preliminary findings of the ESA Topical Team Arts & Science (ETTAS).
ARTLINK Experiment Vol. 32. No. 3, 2012 I was thrilled when guest editor Din Heagney invited me to contribute!
Writer: 'Every space project needs an artist' artists Pell, Vermeulen, Pitts, Framais and Lee working with biotechnology, space science, performance and art.
Speaker: 'Experimentum, Experimentum, Experimentum' on the occasion of the Experimenta: speak to me, 5th Biennale of Media Art exhibition, RMIT Gallery Melbourne.
TEDxISU theme 'Open Source Space', explores how the power of new ideas can drive whole new paradigm shifts in our society. TEDxISU 2012 focuses on how Space is of Service to Humanity and the Environment; that is, how our work in Space makes life better down here on Earth. This was the first joint TEDx event for the International Space University, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and FIT. My TEDtalk 'Every space project needs an artist' including the poems from Art to Science, and Science to Art was very well received.
"As ‘real’ collaborators, artists can truly move science and engineering forward; and by co-creating art works, they can improve science and technology communication. Collaboration between the arts and science should therefore be encouraged and fostered." Authors: Pell, S.J., ESA Topical Team Arts & Science, AUSTRALIA ; Vermeulen, A., ESA Topical Team Arts & Science, BELGIUM
Filmed for screening at the opening of the National Maritime Union of Australia 2012 MUA National Conference, Sydney Convention Centre, 2012. Producer/Director Charles Firth, Manic Studios. Diver/Talent, Sarah Jane Pell. Make-Up, Emily Sarks. Photo Mich-Elle Myers ©2012 MUA
This is the unique story of farmed ocean fishing practices from the vantage of the mort diver tending to salmon and trout in free-flowing ocean pens at various stages of life from smolt to harvest-sized fish, and the relationship to the crews, farmers and environment, to reflect on cycles of life and light. Strahan Divers work in zero visibility in an ocean harbour naturally stained by the tannins of tea tree and button grass local to the remote pristine World Heritage Wilderness Area of the Gordon-Franklin, Tasmania. Due to be released April 2011
Biological Enhancement Space Technologies (BEST) sees Sarah Jane Pell and Connor Dickie working towards a thinktank for innovative design solutions to create the next generation of tools required for a sustainable human future in Space, Polar and Ocean territories.