THE BODY IS A BIG PLACE. Science Gallery Dublin.
Pig hearts performance, 2-channel video, soundscape. Performance: Helen Pynor and Michael Shattock. Scientific Consultant: Professor Michael Shattock, Cardiovascular Division, King’s College London. Clinical Consultants: Dr Kumud Dhital, Dr Arjun Iyer and Jonathan Cropper St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, St Vincent’s Clinical School - University of New South Wales, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney. Performance Photographs: Freddie Stevens. This work was supported by the Australian Network for Art and Technology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, St Vincent’s Clinical School – University of New South Wales, and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in association with the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This work was supported by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW. Performance produced by Science Gallery Dublin. February 2013 ©Peta Clancy and Helen Pynor.
THE BODY IS A BIG PLACE. New media installation and pig hearts performances. 5-channel video projection, heart perfusion device, single video screen, soundscape. Performance Space, Sydney, Nov 2011. 2011, Collaboration with Helen Pynor. ©Peta Clancy and Helen Pynor.
THIS SKIN I'M IN (detail). Inkjet prints, Inkjet transfers, fabric, thread, hobby fill. 2002 ©Peta Clancy
GENETIC GENIE - BODY MANUFACTURE. Commissioned for Off Mozart festival, Sala Terrena, Salzburg, Austria. The genetic genie installation explored the image of the chromosome in a broader cultural context. The form of the chromosome (inflated sculpture) was based on a karyotype of Peta Clancy’s own chromosomes. For this project Peta Clancy worked in collaboration with Erik Hable and Sylvia Kranawetvogl. 2006 ©Peta Clancy
VISIBLE HUMAN BODIES (VHB). Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, UK, Duratran. Perspex, fluorescent lights. 80cm diameter (each image)
Photography Credit Phillip Carr. 2005 ©Peta Clancy
TOPOGRAPHY 3. From the series 'Paper Thin'. Pigment Print. 80 x 60cm. 2009. ©Peta Clancy
LIPS 1. From the series 'She carries it all like a map on her skin'. Type-C photograph face mounted on Perspex. 80 x 52.5cm. 2005-2006 ©Peta Clancy
Peta Clancy completed a practice-based PhD at Monash University, Melbourne (2009); a Master of Arts (Media Arts) at RMIT University, Melbourne (2001); Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), University of Tasmania, Hobart (1992); and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, RMIT (1991). Clancy has investigated the intersection of art and biological processes for the past decade. Working predominantly with photography and more recently bio-art, sculpture, installation, and video, she has undertaken an in-depth analysis of the skin as a porous membrane. For the series She carries it all like a map on her skin (2005-2006) she punctured photographs using fine silver needles to create a lace-like effect over images of eyelids and lips.
Clancy has exhibited in Australia at the Centre for Contemporary Photography and Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, both in Melbourne; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria; and internationally at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, UK; Pingyao International Photography Festival, China; Glendale College Art Gallery, LA; and Mozart 2006 festival, Salzburg, Austria. Her artwork has been written about by Ingeborg Reichle in Art in the Age of Technoscience: Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in Contemporary Art; Anne Marsh in Look! Contemporary Australian Photography Since 1980; and in the Australian art journals: Artlink, Eyeline, Photofile, RealTime and Australian Art Collector. Clancy is a lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University, Melbourne. Born 1970 Melbourne. [ Full CV of Peta Clancy: http://www.thebodyisabigplace.com/cv/Peta%20Clancy-CV.pdf ]