My mother’s slightly yellowed tupperware container has become the makeshift Xray reader in this desolate, isolated space within the gallery at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
This link will take you to my work on the Resilience in times of adversity website. Curated by Vivienne Dadour the exhibition is at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and runs until the 29th September.
The work traces the marks on a bedside medical monitor showing the changes in the heartbeat, oxygenation and blood pressure of a patient whose abdominal aortic aneurysm has ruptured.
online at http://www.fionadavies.com.au
videos of the performative lecture will be online by the end of this week
This exhibition and program of performative lectures enter their last few days . Cast a Cold Eye on Life, on Death: The Remake – Medicalised Death in ICU finishes on Saturday 18th May at 4 p.m.
Until then the exhibition is open 11-5 and performative lectures are programmed for 1 pm on Thursday, 11 am and 2 pm on Friday the 17th with the last performative lecture of this series being on Saturday at 2 pm. This last lecture will be followed by a poetic performance given by Bhupen Thakker titled DEATH …( of fear). Then we’ll raise a glass to celebrate.
Book a free ticket to attend one of the performative lectures at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-remake-medicalised-death-in-icu-performative-lecture-tickets-59253831806
Cast a Cold Eye on Life, On Death: The Remake – Medicalised Death in ICU at SCA Galleries in Sydney College of the Arts, Kirkbride Way, Rozelle Sydney Australia
Just standing on your head waiting for the glue to dry that is sticking a button to your feet. Small figurines becoming playing tokens for a modified version of snakes and ladders that leads the players through a game outlining the stages of heart failure.
The game lies inside the wonder cabinet zinc box of Blood on Silk: Total Artificial heart (TAH). This work, the last in the series of five wonder cabinet works, provides another point of focus on the most elemental force behind the movement of blood and blood products: the beating of the heart. The heart is also one of the transplantable body parts and this junction between blood and body parts, the heart forms a focal point in this work.
Opening Thursday 9 May, 6-8 pm and running until 18th May 2019 at the Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Kirkbride Way off Park Drive, Lilyfield, Sydney Australia. Hours Mon to Fri 11 am – 5 p.m. Sat 11 – 4 p.m.
This is my PhD examination exhibition, the culmination of four years of practice-led research into medicalised death in ICU. There are a series of installations, object-based works, performances and interactive works.
Warning: The exhibition and the performative lecture contain images, sounds and activities that deal with death, dying, hospitals, violence, blood and body parts for transplantation.