Sue Austin

Deep sea diving ... in a wheelchair

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Filmed Jan 2012 at TEDxWomen 2012
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When Sue Austin got a power wheelchair, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she conveys the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world. Includes thrilling footage of an underwater wheelchair that lets her explore ocean beds, drifting through schools of fish, floating free in 360 degrees.

Sue Austin
/ Performance artist

In repurposing her wheelchair to create fantastical art, Sue Austin reshapes how we think about disability.  Full bio.

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