Performance

An archive of media performance experiments and live art productions.

  • UnderCurrent, Sarah Jane Pell 2004 Bonnington Gallery Nottingham UK Live Video Michael Mayhew Photo Richard Graham
  • TransPort, Sarah Jane Pell 2004 Terminal Event The Space Between Conference Perth. Live video Corin Gath Photo Anne Marsh
  • Petrification, Sarah Jane Pell + Lawrence English 2005 ARC Biennale Brisbane Photo Bec English
  • Walking with Water, Sarah Jane Pell 2005 Western Australian Maritime Museum Live Video Matthew Jenkins
  • Hydrophilia, Sarah Jane Pell 2004 BEAP04 Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Perth Video Lorraine Corker

Combining live art, commercial diving and life support aesthetics to devise new forms of immersive arts from Aquabatics to Astronautics.

Pell Ars Electronica 2018 Lunar Parliament

Lunar Parliament, Linz AS 2018
An mixed-presence performance for Ars Electronica Festival Kosmica Parliament Space Art Error.

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Stellar Corpus, Pell, Barnes, Move & Waghorn 2018

Stellar Corpus, Clayton AU 2018
A cosmic mixed-presence performance at the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform live CAVE2.

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SPECTRA, Moon-Earth-Moon LunAres MIVP Pell, Barnes, Move 2018

SPECTRA, Moon-Earth-Moon 2018
SPECTRA [Spatial Performance Environment Command Transmission Realities for Astronauts].

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Rock Stars 2018 Pell & Barnes

Rock Stars, Utah US 2018
A live art cinematic virtual reality performance construction of a 100m square rock installation.

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Mars Olympiad MDRS188 Pell, Barnes 2018

Mars Olympiad, Utah US 2018
A space analogue competive live performance to virtual reality on Mars Desert Research Station.

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Sarah Jane Pell & Julia DeMarines MDRS188 2018

Warriors, Utah US 2018
Cinematic virtual reality dance duet: a human factors performance on a Mars Mission Simulation.

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Sarah Jane Pell solo show Arts House Melbourne 2017

How to Survive...on the Moon, Melbourne 2017
Melbourne International Arts Festival Solo Keynote Performance at Arts House Melbourne.

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Sarah Jane Pell with Cinema Swarm Robotronica 2017

The Agency of Human-Robotic Lunatics, QUT AU 2017
Robotronica Festival Human-Robotic Keynote Performance with Cinema Swarm & Visitor.Vision.

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We are all Explorer Fish Movie Promo

We are all Explorer Fish, AU/NO 2016
Meta.Morf 2016 Biennale of Art & Technology Tronheim, TEKS NO, 2016 Premiere at the Nova Cinema.

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TPS_NOMAD, Djurite (Mt. Arapilies) AU 2016

Slithering, Djurite (Mt. Arapilies) AU 2016
Workshop by Sarah Jane Pell on cinematic world building to provoke the future stories we inhabit.

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Ngioka Bunda-Heath, Baden Hitchcock, Waterfall 2016

Waterfall, Bukkertillible AU 2016
Time Place Space:NOMAD residency performance featuring dancers Ngioka Bunda-Heath and Baden Hitchcock.

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Ocean Synapse 2014 by Pell and Burke

Ocean Synapse, Melbourne/Oakland AU/US 2014
A trans-hemisphere performance with Ben Burke on the Waterwheel platform for World Water Day.

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IFloat, Aquabtics workshop with BalletLab

iFloat iFall iFeel, Melbourne 2013-15
A series of workshops on adaptation and immersion of human experience underwater with Exertion Games Lab, BalletLab & Melbourne Media Lab.

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Sarah Jane Pell Fremantle Arts Center 2013

Deep Performance Enhancement, Fremantle 2013
Perth International Arts Festival, Fremantle Arts Center Exhibition, Inside Running: the Sport of Art, Opening Peformance Lecture.

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Sarah Jane Pell 2013 photo Lucy McRae

Gravity Well, Melbourne AU 2013
Gravity Well encourages communication between the body in water and two underwater play objects we call “exploration fish” to perform aquabatic movements..

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Prime Orderly, Dean Walsh Photo Heidrun Löhr

Prime:Orderly, Paramatta AU 2012
A spoken word cameo in the new dance work for Dean Walsh's OZCO Dance Fellowship and his choreographic research into marine environments.

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Hydrophilia, Sarah Jane Pell (supervised by David Bell) 2006 South Quay Penzance UK Photo Blair Todd

Live Art Surgery, Penzance UK 2006
Newlyn Art Gallery Residency & Live Art Surgery site-specific Penzance performance. Pell screened work at Jubilee Pool & performed Hydrophilia South Pier.

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Interdepend, Sarah Jane Pell Martyn Coutts 2005

Interdepend, Perth UK 2005
Arts TAS New Media Residency. Martyn Coutts & Sarah Jane Pell build and perform with prototype breathing systems in response to the politics of sharing air.

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Petrification, Sarah Jane Pell & Lawrence English 2005 ARC Biennale Brisbane Photo Bec English

Petrification, Brisbane AU 2005
ARC Biennale, RAW Space Gallery performance devised during a water-themed new media arts residency with Lawrence English.

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Walking with Water, Sarah Jane Pell 2005 Western Australian Maritime Museum Live Video Matthew Jenkins

Odyssey, Fremantle AU 2005
Using a hand-made bio-shaped oxygen re-breather, Pell walks from the Indian Ocean, along a submarine slip and into the WA Maritime Musuem.

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Revolution 3 2005 Sarah Jane Pell

Revolution, Fremantle 2005
Filmed Bathers Bay, and exhibited in Walking with Water, Western Australian Maritime Museum.

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Hydrophilia, Sarah Jane Pell 2004 BEAP04 Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Perth Video Lorraine Corker

Hydrophilia, Perth 2004
Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth Opening and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Studio Residency.

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TransPort, Sarah Jane Pell 2004 Terminal Event The Space Between Conference Perth. Live video Corin Gath Photo Anne Marsh

TransPort (Terminal) The Space Between Art, Science & Textiles 2004
Submerged a 12m x 2m x 1m tank filled with 17,000lts of water heated to 16C, Pell improvises to John Cage scores ‘Water Walk’ & ‘Water Music’.

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Second Nature Second Skin, Sarah Jane Pell 2003 Rottnest Is. WA Underwater Cinematographer Paul Wolstenholm

Second Nature Second Skin, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow 2003
A media performance of Pell attempting to ‘fly’ underwater using custom-made wings based on a da Vinci design whilst wearing high heels.

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LifeBoat Project www.life-boat.org

LifeBoat Project, ISEA The Baltic 2003-5
Undertaking its maiden voyage across the Baltic for ISEA 2004, the LifeBoat project was a collaborative trans-disciplinary work exploring concepts of life.

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UnderCurrent, Sarah Jane Pell 2004 Bonnington Gallery Nottingham UK Live Video Michael Mayhew Photo Richard Graham

UnderCurrent (Series) AU/UK 2002-6
Suction-sealed inside a 45cm dome with 16 minutes of air, Pell mobilises and dances until a) air depletes, b) poisoning occurs, or c) 45 mins go by.

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