Sue Austin: 'Creating the Spectacle!' Live Underwater at ADL Film Fest All ages
Live Underwater at ADL Film Fest
Acclaimed British multimedia, performance and installation artist Sue Austin will present the South Hemisphere premiere of her underwater, live art event 'Creating the Spectacle!' exclusively as part of the ADL Film Fest.
Dramatic and unexpected juxtapositions attach new and powerful narratives to the objecthood of the wheelchair. Austin's art opens up debate around societal attitudes to disability through the presentation of empowered and empowering images.
Austin takes her wheelchair underwater to perform a stunningly beautiful work that will be filmed and projected poolside. Award winning Restless Dance Theatre will accompany Austin with a performance as part of this unique live art event.
"It's shifting everyone on their axis in terms of their preconceptions of the most fundamental symbol of disability - the wheelchair." - British Paraorchestra
Audiences can enjoy this performance at the poolside or underwater.
General/ poolside admission: $18 / $22
Limited, premium, underwater admission is available by application only.
To apply, click on the link here.
Limited, premium, underwater admission prices:
· Incl. scuba discovery training $290
· Certified divers $140
Director Sue Austin
Sue Austin is a multimedia, performance and installation artist with a socially engaged practice. As Artistic Director of Freewheeling she “recognises the power of starting at the ‘personal’ and finding archetypal, numinous images that ‘communicate’ through connecting with the universality of human experience.” She aims to find dramatic and powerful ways to reveal the ‘Hidden Secret’ of disability, arguing that this ‘secret’, if explored, valued and then shared, can act to heal the divisions created in the social psyche by cultural dichotomies that define the ‘disabled’ as ‘other’. ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ presents a groundbreaking series of live-art and video works of an underwater wheelchair and work is in development to extend this artwork into another dimension by taking to the skies in a wheelchair that both flies and dives.