"Stelarc has challenged the physical limits of the
human body with respect to technology. Perhaps best-known
for his controversial suspension performances, begun in 1976,
in which he suspends his body (which he invariably refers to as
‘the body’) by cables attached to meat-hooks inserted in his
flesh, Stelarc has used electronic media in his artwork since the
mid-1970s. Indeed, these two aspects of his practice are
integrally related to his theories on the body’s obsolescence." book, page.39