Sue Austin is a multimedia, performance and instillation artist whose been wheelchair bound since 1996. She has incorporated it into her art to highlight the concepts of diversity and different.
‘Creating the Spectacle!’ is a ground breaking series of live art and film events that record an underwater wheelchair as it flies through the water with its human occupant.Through unexpected juxtapositions, this work aims to excite and inspire by creating images that transform preconceptions.
In this Online event, Freewheeling will present a series of films in the lead up to live events in the swimming pool at Osprey Leisure Centre on Portland, Dorset (2’9th August – 1st September), ICCI 360 Arena, Weymouth, Dorset (29th August) and the Unlimited Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, London (30th August – 9th September). This work is supported by LOCOG and the Arts Council through an Unlimited Commission
In ‘Part 1 – Finding Freedom’, The underwater wheelchair enables Sue Austin to go on a gentle, dream like exploration of an exotic underwater world.
You can find out more at www.wearefreewheeling.org.uk
‘Creating the Spectacle!’ Online – Part 1 – Finding Freedom.
AUDIO: Scuba gear bubbles, gurgling water, waves against coral, and a woman’s haunting voice accompanied by a harp.