An archive of media performance experiments and live art productions.
Combining live art, commercial diving and life support aesthetics to devise new forms of immersive arts from Aquabatics to Astronautics.
Lunar Parliament, Linz AS 2018
An mixed-presence performance for Ars Electronica Festival Kosmica Parliament Space Art Error.
Stellar Corpus, Clayton AU 2018
A cosmic mixed-presence performance at the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform live CAVE2.
SPECTRA, Moon-Earth-Moon 2018
SPECTRA [Spatial Performance Environment Command Transmission Realities for Astronauts].
Rock Stars, Utah US 2018
A live art cinematic virtual reality performance construction of a 100m square rock installation.
Mars Olympiad, Utah US 2018
A space analogue competive live performance to virtual reality on Mars Desert Research Station.
Warriors, Utah US 2018
Cinematic virtual reality dance duet: a human factors performance on a Mars Mission Simulation.
How to Survive...on the Moon, Melbourne 2017
Melbourne International Arts Festival Solo Keynote Performance at Arts House Melbourne.
The Agency of Human-Robotic Lunatics, QUT AU 2017
Robotronica Festival Human-Robotic Keynote Performance with Cinema Swarm & Visitor.Vision.
We are all Explorer Fish, AU/NO 2016
Meta.Morf 2016 Biennale of Art & Technology Tronheim, TEKS NO, 2016 Premiere at the Nova Cinema.
Slithering, Djurite (Mt. Arapilies) AU 2016
Workshop by Sarah Jane Pell on cinematic world building to provoke the future stories we inhabit.
Waterfall, Bukkertillible AU 2016
Time Place Space:NOMAD residency performance featuring dancers Ngioka Bunda-Heath and Baden Hitchcock.
Ocean Synapse, Melbourne/Oakland AU/US 2014
A trans-hemisphere performance with Ben Burke on the Waterwheel platform for World Water Day.
Performance Research, 2014
Volume 19, 2014 - Issue 5: On Turbulence, Aquabatics: a post-turbulent performance in water.
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.
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..
Deep Performance Enhancement, Fremantle 2013
Perth International Arts Festival, Fremantle Arts Center Exhibition, Inside Running: the Sport of Art, Opening Peformance Lecture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Revolution, Fremantle 2005
Filmed Bathers Bay, and exhibited in Walking with Water, Western Australian Maritime Museum.
Petrification, Brisbane AU 2005
ARC Biennale, RAW Space Gallery performance devised during a water-themed new media arts residency with Lawrence English.
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’.
Hydrophilia, Perth 2004
Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth Opening and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Studio Residency.
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.
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.
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.