Creating the Spectacle

A film of Sue Austin’s performances in an underwater wheelchair. Leaves you with feelings of joy and freedom. 

This film by artist Sue Austin documents her performances in the self-propelled underwater wheelchair which leaves traces of its joy and freedom as it flies through water with its human occupant. This film transforms your perception of the wheelchair as you too become part of the artwork. Austin’s performances aim to generate a widespread public debate about the nature and value of contemporary arts shaped by the experience of disability.

10am - 11am excluding times of other events at The Clore Ballroom.

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Event Images

A woman in a wheelchair under water in a swimming pool.

A woman in a wheelchair under water in a swimming pool.

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Sue Austin is in a wheelchair, underwater, wearing breathing apparatus.

Sue Austin is in a wheelchair, underwater, wearing breathing apparatus.

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Sue is in a wheelchair entering the water. She wears a wetsuit and breathing apparatus.

Sue is in a wheelchair entering the water. She wears a wetsuit and breathing apparatus.

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Sue sits on a concrete jetty in a wetsuit and breathing apparatus. A crew of people are setting up the wheelchair and talking to her.

Sue sits on a concrete jetty in a wetsuit and breathing apparatus. A crew of people are setting up the wheelchair and talking to her.

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