10 images of Blood on Silk: Bleeding Out finally all up online.

Click on the link below or otherwise look up Fiona Davies then Selected work then Blood on Silk Bleeding Out.   The first two images show you what the work looks like in full light without the projection. I’ve done this to give you an idea of how it works physically in space. Then the overhead lights are turned off, the interior lights go on, the projection goes on and then the audience is added.


A table top set up with viewing positions like a peep show allows the viewer to look down into a surreal landscape of homogenised real and play or pretend medicalised equipment, as it is washed by the projections of a slow bleeding out. The world within the surreal landscape is controlled and contained where its boundaries operate like a semi permeable membrane with some things held and others allowed to pass. When the viewer bends to look into the peep holes/microscope lenses set into the bottom of everyday glass kitchen and tableware the projections then show on the back of their heads co-opting them into the landscape but not necessarily requiring their informed consent. Blood on Silk Bleeding Out_Fiona Davies (11)




Blood is fantastic – no doubt about it.

A recent online article in Science News https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/red-blood-cells-sense-low-oxygen-brain,  just expands on the fascinating details known about blood and its behaviour.
The article entitled ‘ Red blood cells sense low oxygen in the brain’ is by Laura Sanders published on  August 4, 2016. the first paragraph states that ‘ When the brain runs low on oxygen, red blood cells sense the deficit and hurl themselves through capillaries to deliver their cargo. That reaction, described online August 4 in Neuron, suggests that red blood cells can both detect and remedy low oxygen’

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