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British Artist Sue Austin creates multi-media, performance, and installation artwork, utilizing her underwater wheelchair as a way to explore new models of motion. In 2012, Austin was commissioned to make a series of multi-media events as part of the year’s Cultural Olympiad, in combination with the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympics.

 Underwater Wheelchair

The result, titled “Creating the Spectacle!”, is a magnificent immersive dance functionality and underwater exploration, that was shot near Sharm el Sheik, Egypt by Norman Lomax of Moving Content.

 Underwater Wheelchair

At the video, Austin uses her arms to direct her throughout the water, and she wears a summery dress with her long hair flowing freely, as it sails by schools of fish and past massive corals reefs.

 Underwater WheelchairHer underwater wheelchair is adapted from standard dilemma National Health Service chair, with battery-powered propellers and perspex aerofoils to control turns.

 Underwater Wheelchair

Austin expects that the adaptations will be more widely accessible at diving centers in the future to make diving more inclusive.

 Underwater Wheelchair

Austin played for the first time with her underwater wheelchair in Dorset, U.K. In 2012, and has since, shown movies, and spoken around the globe about her art practice. You may find out more about Austin and her organization Freewheeling, on her website, and watch her TED talk.

More: Sue Austin h/t: colossal


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