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Saw this documentary last night on the ABC 4Corners program in Australia. Its one thing to read about it but another thing to see it.  Just watch it.

Another way to start the conversation.

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The Space of the Biomedical Body Symposium // Wednesday 23 august
This symposium will investigate the intersections of contemporary art and medical science practice within and around the biomedical body. Bringing together artists, curators, researchers and scientists, this cross-disciplinary symposium will focus on the dynamic research, creative potentials, emotions and challenges inherent in working with live human materialities.

 

The Space of the Biomedical Body Symposium is presented by Sydney College of the Arts’ New Materialism in Contemporary Art research cluster and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in conjunction with SCA PhD candidate Fiona Davies’ installation Blood on Silk: Last Seen curated by Lizzy Marshall at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

 

Guest speakers include: Fiona Davies, Dr. Ryan Jefferies, John A Douglas, Lizzy Marshal, Helen Pynor and Danica Knezevic.

 

When: Wednesday 23 August, 11am-1pm Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre RSVP: reception@casulapowerhouse.com More information: sca.newmaterialism@sydney.edu.au

 

Image: Fiona Davies, Blood on Silk: Last Seen, installation, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

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Exhibition Launch: Friday 21 July, 6 – 9pm

EXHIBITIONS: BLOOD ON SILK: LAST SEEN

22 Jul 2017 – 17 Sep 2017 | 10.00am – 5.00pm

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presents its inaugural Turbine Hall Commission, Blood on Silk: Last Seen by established Western Sydney artist, Fiona Davies.

For this new work Davies will transform the Turbine Hall by creating five suspended makeshift hospital rooms from handmade silk paper. Representing the merging of public and private spaces, Last Seen investigates the emotional landscape that carers and visitors have with the hospital environment experience.

Fiona Davies is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Davies’ works are multimedia installations encompassing both the real and simulated. She holds a B.Sc (UNSW) and Bachelor of Visual Art (UWS). She was awarded a MFA from Monash University.

Her current theoretical practice examines ICU medicalised dying, intertwining emotional knowledge with contemporary medical practices – specifically, definitions of death, the materiality of blood and processes of surveillance.  Her ongoing project, Blood on Silk (2009 – ) included working in collaboration with the late physicist Dr Domachuk.

She exhibits in both formal institutions and non-traditional spaces nationally and internationally.

The Turbine Hall Commissions offer visitors new perceptions of our architecture and public spaces through site responsive artworks.

Curated by Lizzy Marshall

Exhibition Launch: Friday 21 July, 6 – 9pm

Details ex Casula Powerhouse website

https://exploringtheinvisible.com/2017/05/17/blood-flowers-2017-media-my-blood-and-anhydrous-copper-ii-sulphate/

Via Sophie Weeks and written by ( I think) the Liberal Scientist / Simon Sublime blood and copper sulphate

This is a great panel discussion about the treatment off site of a patient bleeding out (amongst other things) and getting them to site, to the hospital.

Click on this link – https://www.smacc.net.au/2016/04/theres-a-hole-in-my-bucket-the-exsanguinating-patient/

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My work is included under the blood section after a whole lot of much more shocking materials like urine etc.

Click this link to go to the article. http://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/bits-and-blogs/visual-arts/visual-arts-writer/artists-who-turn-body-fluids-into-art-253684

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photo credit Alex Wisser

Friday, the 14th April 2017 was the night of the exhibition Black Rabbit curated by Lizzy Marshall at The Slab in Hazelbrook, NSW.

I’d made a new work for this exhibition, Drug test Bunny or Lab Bunny a sculpture constructed from sheer black fabric, wire and buttons squeezed onto a hospital trolley. The bunny is not in great shape. It appears defeated.

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