From the New Scientist online from the 28th July 2022 - 'Ultrasound stickers could continuously image internal organs for days'. A team of scientists working across several institutions have made a significant advance in wearable ultrasound devices by developing a way to keep the scanning device attached to the human body. So good on so [...]
https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/environment/3572961-could-silk-help-solve-our-microplastics-problem/ This time from MIT, a new use for silk as a means of replacing microplastics in the encapsulation process. There's a link to a more technical article in the link.
In an article published on the 15th December 2021 the writer Benjamin Plackett outlined the current position on the viability of producing synthetic blood or blood products ethically and successfully. Really interesting and reinforces my view that blood is amazing. http://www.insidescience.org/news/whats-stopping-scientists-making-viable-synthetic-blood The article states 'The pursuit of these lab-made blood products has branched into two [...]
Catch my presentation at the Violence: fourth PARSE biennial research conference at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Blood on Silk Work in Progress – A stop motion set developed for the video work, Medicinae Vehementi. 2021, balsa, galvanised sheet metal, paint, resin and light. The meditative hour-long video work will focus on the emotional landscape of surviving the night, of being deprived of sleep, and of hearing the suffering of others. The [...]
Video Still, BloodonSilk: Blood Types O +, 2012, 2 mins Frédérique Sunstrum, was recently a gold award winner in the Next Gen category for the Good Design Australia Awards. Her design replaces the needs for Diabetes patients to remove a sample of blood from their body and test it externally for glucose levels with a [...]
Fiona Davies Coughing up Blood ( Detail) 2019 silk paper, aluminium, found objects and light, 300 x 600 x 600(h)cm. Photo Credit: Pamela Kleemann 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.
https://resilienceintimesofadversity.com/fiona-davies-coughing-up-blood-2019/ 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.
Before the weaving starts and the pattern becomes complicated the strength of a simple black and white stripe carries the day.