Sue Austin

Multimedia, performance & installation artist

Flying Free

Photo over Sue Austins left shoulder, in flight wearing white flying helmet. In background Blue sky, landscape below green field

Photo: Mike Oakley

'Flying Free’ is a visually captivating digital artwork that aims to create stunning imagery of a wheelchair soaring high in the air, flying through dramatic scenery in a graceful, triumphant expression of freedom and adventure.

Following the successful Unlimited commission ‘Creating the Spectacle!’, which initiated an on-going narrative of the underwater wheelchair, this exciting opportunity to create new work commissioned by The Space & Unlimited will allow us to produce the second stage in this journey by taking the
wheelchair to the skies. This will build on the existing digital media visual aesthetic developed during ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ through the production of sumptuous footage of an NHS wheelchair flying through the air.

In collaboration with our experienced videographer Dan Burton, we will are aiming to create a linking visual narrative to enhance the conceptual understanding of the power that disability gives us when we look from a different perspective.

We have created a new documentary for the Space & Unlimited that can be viewed via this link http://www.thespace.org/artwork/view/sueaustinminidoc
 

Sue is currently training to fly in a flexwing microlite with the Flying for Freedom Team, who are mounting a daring expedition to the south pole to highlight how flying can help injured service personnel make a successful transition back into civilian life. http://www.flyingforfreedom.org