Reviews, News, Interviews and Bibliography

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Artist and diver Sarah Jane Pell has fashioned what she calls "a studio practice underwater", working with scientists to measure biorhythms in different states of immersion, and becoming accustomed to what most people would consider intensely claustrophobic experiences. Pell has a slight but tall frame that she remarkably compresses into diving bells, and aquarium tanks during land-based performances... ARTILLERY

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  • Art Monthly
  • Transdiscourse
  • Performance, Technology and Science


Book Chapters

Murdin, A., Death in Environmental Art: Self Eradication and Mass Mortality" in the forthcoming publication by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne: Malady and Mortality: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture' (2015; editor tbc)

Lavick, M., Going Supernova: The Bold Paths of 101 Superachievers, Mentor Insight/New York 2014

Gleiniger, A., Hilbeck, A., & Scott J. (Eds), Transdiscourse 1: Mediated Environments, Springer 2010

Birringer, J., Performance, Technology and Science, PAJ Publications/New York 2008

Academic Journals

Carter, P. Touchez–The Poetics of Turbulence. Performance Research, 19(5), pp. 1-6. 2014. Taylor & Francis

Armstrong, R., Space is an Ecology for Living In, Architectural Design. Special Issue: Space Architecture: The New Frontier for Design Research. Guest Editors Neil Leach Volume 84, Issue 6, pages 128–133, November/December 2014 DOI: 10.1002/ad.1844

Pothier, B., Towards a moister media, from Aquaponics to multi-scalar navigation, Technoetic Arts, Volume 12, Number 1, March 2014, pp. 121-129(9) Intelligent.

McFarlane, K., Inside running: The sport of art - Fremantle art centre, Perth. Art Monthly Australia, No. 263, Sept 2013: 9-11, 13.

Armstrong, R., Systems Architecture, Journal of Ubiquitous Computing, Special Edition: Material Computing Editors: Leah Buechley and Marcelo Coelho, American Scientific Publishers, 2009

Armstrong, R., Architecture and Complexity: Systems Architecture, Systems Architecture: Complexity Engineering for the Built Environment. Bartlett School of Architecture, 2009

Birringer, J. H., Performance and Science, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, PAJ-85, USA, MIT Press, Vol. 25(No. 1), pp. 21-35, Jan 2007;

Heinonen, T., 'Aquabatics - performancsseja sisaavaruudessa', Vappa Kirjoittaja Sukeltaja, Teatteri – Esitystaiteen Aikakauslehti, Porovoo Finland, pp. 36-37, Vol. 7 2006

Peer-reviewed Papers

Polli, A., 'Breathtaking.' In Proceedings of the Media Ecology Association, vol. 11, p. 7. 2010.

Dickie, C, & Strohmeier, P., Zero Gesture: Exploring Full-Body Gestural Interfaces using Motion-Capture in Simulated Micro-Gravity, UIST’11, October 16–19, 2011, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

Bell, S., 'Subhumanism – Steigler/Kroker on Sarah Jane Pell and David Blaine', Thinker-in-residence, Edith Cowan University for Performing Rights, PSI12, Royal College, London 2006

Birringer, J. & Danjoux, M.,The Telematic Dress: evolving garments and distributed prior-proception in streaming media & fashion performance, Wearable Technologies Conference, Leeds University, September 14, 2005

Birringer, J., The Gargarin System: Reflections on "Synesthesia and Multimedia" a workshop at Enfuit University, December 2004, DAT, Live Art Research On-Line Unit, UK, Nottingham Trent University, 2005

Popular Journals

Paterson, C., Less Remote – Space Art, Artillery Magazine, LA 2009

Polli, A. Artists on Air and Ecology, 2007

Marshall, J., 'The Art of Life Support', Real Time & On Screen, First, Sydney, Australia, Open City Inc., Vol 68 (Aug/Sep), p 48, Sep 2005

Roudavski, S., 'International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) 2004', Art Fairs International, Jan 2005

Roudavski, S., 'ISEA 2004 Layers of Performance', NY Arts Magazine, NY, NY Arts Magazine 1995-2004, 31 Dec 2004

Fitzgerald, M., 'Giving (Real) Life to Art', TIME, Sydney, TIME Australia Magazine Pty Ltd, p 66-67, 23 Aug 2004;

Podcast Interviews

Apfel, D., The Milky Way Podcast - Exploring Space by Asking People, No. 2: Sarah Jane Pell, Radio Evolutcio, Barcelona Spain. 29 May 2007

News & Television Media

Shih, S., Taiwan-Australian cooperation creates new species of art, Taiwan Journal Vol. XXIV, No. 25, 29 June 2007

Chun-Te, Lin., Yuan Guang-Ming, the city siege, BOOM! Taiwan-Australia New Media Arts, United Daily News, Taiwan, 2 June 2007, pp. 5

Mendez, T., Sarah dives in to help NASA with Moon home, The West Australian, Dec 13, p. 46

O'Brien, H., Aqua Expert: Exploring other worlds, Fremantle Herald, May 17 pp. 1, 12

Mwangi, E., Aquabatics Fluid Movement, eucCCI, Issue 1., Summer 2005-06 p. 11

Anthony, D. ARC Biennale Petrification Pell & English, Vulture, ABC TV, Nov 1

Margetson, R., Underwater Opera, ABC ASIAPACIFIC Magazine, August 2003

Bartlett, I, This life today, ABC 720FM, Commentary, 23 Jul 2003

Anderson, D, 'Umbra: Sarah Jane Pell', Channel 31, Television Interview, May 2003

O'Donnell, M, 'Sarah Jane Pell', ABC TV, 730 Report (Stateline), TV Interview, 11 Apr 2003

Taylor, H, Arts Today, ABC Australia, Radio Interview, 13 Feb 2003

Sharpe, R, 'Five Live', BBC London, Radio Interview, 12 Feb 2003

Pell, S J, 'Aquabatics', The Underwater Centre Fremantle, 11 Feb 2003

APP, Perth Artist Prepares for Underwater Opera, Sydney Morning Herald, 114, 10 Feb 2003

Bennet-Jones, O. & Marshall, J, 'The World Today', BBC World Service ASIA, 9 Feb 2003

APP, 'NASA keen to enlist ‘human goldfish’, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Feb 2003

Carr, E, Alphabet Troupes, Sunday Herald (UK), 2 Feb 2003

Pell, S J, Australian Underwater Artist, Dive Log Australasia, 22, February 2003

Brennan, M, Open your mind to the new, The Herald (UK), 30 Jan 2003

Bartlett, I, This life today, ABC 720FM, Radio Interview, 28 Jan 2003

Brown, M, Small piece of genius, The Scotsman (UK), 28 Jan 2003

Hewitt, S, Performer goes below the surface for art, The West Australian, pp.5, 25 Jan 2003

Weston, N, Aesthetic quality speaks volumes, The West Australian, p.12-13, 7 Sep 2002

Peacock, T, PhD embraces life in the fishbowl, The Australian, pp.39, 3 Jul 2002

Hoggarth, J, 'Underwater Love', Perth Woman, Autumn, East Perth, Australia, Shields Media, Issue (12), p 128-129, 2004

O’Donnell, M, Underwater Opera, Stateline, ABC TV 730 Report, 7 Dec 2003

Mateer, J, Arts Alive in the West: the National Review of Live Art, Midland, Art Monthly Australia, Dec 2003 - Feb 2004

Jansen, A., New Wave Artist, The West Magazine, p.27-28 pp. 2, 27, 2, 29 Nov 2003

Mc Garth, J, OCH 15, Art Seen in WA, November 2003

Brennan, M., A Meeting of Minds in Midland, NRAL Midland, p. 4-6, October 2003

'Moose', 'Balls n' All' Sports & Leisure: Sarah Jane Pell, Channel 31, TV Interview, 1 Sep 2003

De la Harpe, M, Aquabatics, Campus Review, pp.1, pp.3, p.4, 4 Jun 2002

Essays & Sector Reports

Mi2 Kontejner, Intelligent Abuse: Lifeboat, Festival Catalogue, In Out, Zagreb, Croatia September 1 -11, 2005 pp.5; 20 -25; 47

McDonald Crowley, A., 'New Media Art investment in Australia', ARSIS 3-04 New Media Art and Multi-Media, Finland, Helsinki University Press, p 26-28, Mar 2005

Pierce, J, 'Beyond the Borders of Turing-Land', MESH 17: New Media Art in Australia and Asia, Melbourne Australia, Experimenta for the Australia Council, 9 Jan 2005

Norro, N., 'Lifeboat, Cultivating Living Cells and Critical Biological Art', ISEA04 Magazine, Finland, M-Cult, 2004

Flindell, S, Cultural Exchange and the National Review of Live Art, Midland, AFWA Newsletter, Vol 12 Ed. #3(Swap + Meet), p.10 pp.1, 32, Spring 2003

Miller, S., In Repertoire; a guide to Australian new media art, Australia Council Arts-Resources, Sydney, Australia, Real Time for the Australia Council, p.10, August 2003

Online Interviews

London Real TV, 2013


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