Member Profile : Sarah Jane Pell

Dr. Sarah Jane Pell, 2020

Dr. Sarah Jane Pell (AU) is an artist, explorer, performer and sci-art producer. She is co-Lead and Aquanaut of Tektite2020: All-Women Subsea Habitat Mission: designing experimental and emerging practices in sea and space domains to disrupt, embody and record in-situ human performance, environmental awareness and expression to bring new immersive experiences to audiences. Sarah Jane is an Artist in Residence at the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform, and Associate Professor at Monash Human-Centred Computing.  She is a Chief Investigator of an ARC Discovery Project on Designing for Aquatic Play. Her creative practice is dependent on participating in high-risk operational field work in austere environments. She is an experienced expeditionary artist, experienced black-water ops commercial diver, underwater simulation astronaut, and researcher producing art in the field and often with impromptu trans-disciplinary analogue crews.  She is a Human Factors test subject for US and EU space companies, and Artist Astronaut Candidate for Project PoSSUM [Polar Suborbital Science Upper Mesosphere]. Leonardo Labs MIT awarded her Best PhD Art & Science 2007 for proposing 'Aquabatics as new works of live art'. Dr. Pell serves as Vice-Chair of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Technical Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space [ITACCUS] 2018-2021.  She has been recognised as an Australia Council Fellow, a TED Fellow, and Gifted Citizen.

Field Trip - Arts, Science, Tech and Environment Symposium

Sunshine Coast
Aug 08 2020