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.
Fiona Davies Blood on Silk: Bleeding Out 2016, zinc, found objects, paint, lights, projection 165 x 70 x 100(h) cm plus projection
from the ‘A simple and reliable method for estimating
haemoglobin by G.J. Stott1 & S.M. Lewis2
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 1995, 73 (3): 369-373’
Starting point for a series of new works using the colour scales of the colour of blood differentiated by a range of properties.
Image my work in progress Blood on Silk: Bleeding Out
5 February – 20 February 2016.
10 Junction St, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia
Opening: Friday 5 February 6pm – 8pm
‘Her Moving Presence is an exhibition of moving image work by twelve female artists. The exhibition navigates implied, and actual, presence through the mediums of video, projection, interactivity and screen based performance.
This exhibition is curated by Yvette Hamilton and Danica Knezevic, shown at Airspace, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia. The twelve artists are: Ella Condon, Fiona Davies, Kath Fries, Sylvia Griffin, Yvette Hamilton, Melissa Howe, Danica Knezevic, Vivienne Linsley, Sarah Breen Lovett, Sara Morawetz, Katy Plummer, and Tamara Voninski.’
An article from Science News online …. ‘When it comes to the brain, blood also seems to be more than a traveling storyteller. In some cases, the blood may be writing the script’
image credit Ralph Hutchings/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Turkmenistan silk industry reporter Ning Hong 丨 CCTV.com