Battery powered means of detecting malaria in the bloodstream while the blood is still within the body.

What a fantastic way of making the cost of testing so cheap and so flexible in terms of conditions of use that its really, really useful.  


Associate Professor Bayden Wood and members of the No Road Expeditions group.

Photo credit: Steve Morton


Images courtesy of the Monash website



Better blood transfusions !

untitled  Image Credit ABC RN Tiger Web

Click the link above for this ABC Health Report story on making blood transfusions better. Short and fabulous.

3rd KloHäuschen Biennial – Opening today

3rd KloHäuschen Biennial

“Biennale der vernachlässigten Lebensformen”
“Biennial of neglected Life Forms”

Eröffnung Samstag, 02. Juli 2016 . 20 Uhr
Final Event Samstag, 09. Juli 2016 . 20 Uhr

Öffnungszeiten 03.-08. Juli . 17-19 Uhr

English Invitation

9 Volt | Adam Zaretsky | Anette Friedrich Johannessen | Anna Rose | Anne Percoco | Campus Novel | Carolin Wenzel | Eben Kirksey | Ella von der Haide | Ellie Irons | Fiona Davies | Heidi Mühlschlegel | Izabela Leska | Janean Williams | Judith Egger | Katharina Weishäupl | Katrin Petroschkat | Laurie Young | Lutz Weinmannn | Manuela Müller | Martin Leibinger | Myrna Lee Pronchuk & JJ Jones | Natalie Doonan | Natalie Göltenboth | Nicola von Thurn | Nikolai Vogel | Sanne van Gent | Silke Markefka | Stephanie Müller | THE HERCULES AND LEO CASE | Tommy Schmidt & Athor | Unsensiblo Chamaeleon ||

KURATORIN Dr. Susanne Schmitt
RAUM Rasso Rottenfusser
KÜNSTL. LEITUNG Anja Uhlig & Das KloHäuschen

Vom 02. bis 09. Juli 2016 richtet das KloHäuschen seine 3. Biennale KHBi3 aus.

In diesem Jahr hat es als Kuratorin die Ethnologin Dr. Susanne Schmitt gewinnen können, die – ganz im Rahmen ihres wissenschaftlichen Forschungsgebietes der Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen – diese Biennale den “vernachlässigten Lebensformen” widmet.
Mit über 30 ausgewählten Positionen und Beiträgen aus über 10 Ländern lenkt sie den Blick auf verschiedenste “Lebensformen”, die in der menschlichen Bewertung oft nicht besonders beliebt sind oder auch einfach nur übersehen werden, seien es nun “Lebensformen der Luft”, “Vergessene Räume”, “Sehr alte oder langsame Wesen”, “Vernachlässigte Techniken und Materialien” und andere mehr und stellt dabei gleichzeitig mit einem Augenzwinkern auch die Frage nach unserem Verhältnis zum Leben an sich.

Die KloHäuschen Biennale wurde 2012 von Anja Uhlig/realitaetsbüro im Rahmen der “Maßnahmen zur Beseelung des Klohäuschens an der Großmarkthalle” ins Leben gerufen und findet seither unter ihrer Leitung und in Zusammenarbeit mit dem KloHäuschen als Internationale Kunstausstellung alle zwei Jahre statt.

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Maßnahmen zur Beseelung des Klohäuschens an der Großmarkthalle,
ein Projekt von Anja Uhlig/realitaetsbüro.

Gefördert vom Kulturreferat der LH München.


Control SLSA Stockholm

Short presentation for session 4 – artist’s roundtable Control Stockholm University.

I was thinking about the difference between the terms – experiment and test on the way home last night and in particular the role of experimentation in an artistic practice where I associate it with speculation and a different level of expectation about the outcome. My work in this exhibition is a speculation. It is not real.

My work since the early 20002 has been concerned with medicalised death and in particular the medicalised death of my father. His was a death within the highly mediated environment of an Intensive care unit where the primary purpose is to preserve life. I have become more and more interested in specific materials, processes and critical definitions in this context and increasingly on the idea of being involved in a performative experience as a witness.

Going back to talk about my work in this exhibition Control Experiment; Blood on Silk: Price taker price maker is a speculation about the future economic, regulatory, and cultural contexts of one of the primary materials used in a medicalised intervention, blood. It is a fundamentally essential circulatory material. Determination of the presence or absence of chemical markers and in what quantities, the percentage of red blood cell oxygenation, the blood pressures are all elements of this material. Speculations about the economic uses of the material of blood, the synthesis of artificial blood and the process of testing are questioned.

The title of the work – price take price maker is a reflection on the power relationship between the supplier/ producer and the market for blood. If you have no impact on the market you are relegated to being a price taker. The possibility of selling blood or blood products such as plasma are one of the strategies often listed as a way of increasing the income of an individual. To my knowledge blood producers have not joined together in an attempt to maximise their returns. This speculation pushes that to the brutality of the auction process and its interaction between the market and the seller.

On Friday in the security stream 11- 12.30 Y 21 my paper is addressing these issues and I will be showing images of a work from earlier this year of the emotional response to the surreal nature of the experience of a slow bleeding out.





The third video night at Das KloHäuschen

munich truck u turn as installed

The third video night at Das KloHäuschen was the showing of a video shot last week on a public holiday when the market was clean, apparently  abandoned and quiet. A solitary delivery truck performed for the camera doing a simple and beautiful U-turn. This curve outward towards the camera was projected into the urinal whose interior surface curved away.