Transcultural Exchange 2016

I've just come back from Boston where I attended the Transcultural Exchange 2016, an international conference on opportunities in the arts. As part of the programme I chaired a roundtable discussion about artists working with medicine. Much to my surprise a reasonably sized crowd of about forty people participated and I was really excited by [...]

Haemoglobin colour scale used by the WHO since 1995

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.

The limits of how we can talk about the transfomative nature of art?

Had a weird misunderstanding recently where I assumed it was possible to start a discussion about the transformative nature of art by using my art practice as an example. It started me thinking about a really old post from last year about the process where the post art making conversations sparked by the presence of my art [...]

Video of Blood on Silk: Price taker, price maker

https://youtu.be/CLDTyNKMRDk Click  for the link to a you tube video of  the work Fiona Davies Blood on Silk: Price taker, price maker, 2015  found objects, sound video and print  420 x 220 x 80cm Don't forget to turn the sound up Installed at the Drabee Road Nursery, Kandos, NSW. Australia as part of Cementa_15.  April [...]

Video of the installation Blood on Silk: Trade conflated with Blood on Silk: Campbelltown as installed at Campbelltown Arts Centre 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvCc7DLSY2oStill Photo Credits Alex Gooding, Martin Lukersmith, Zan Wimberley, Alex WisserVideo Credits Fiona Davies, Alex Gooding  

Blood on Silk: Turn to, turn away in Modern Art Projects at Morton House Woodford last weekend

Further information, images of other work in the exhibition, and the excellent catalogue essay, can be found online at modernartprojects.org As they say 'Modern Art Projects (MAP) is a social and cultural engagement program designed to explore the nexus of art and architecture via a broad inter disciplinary field.'  

Musings on being just a price taker ?

  I'm thinking about the way the market operates for a person who produces and sells their own blood or blood products  and the possibility of  similarities to the  manner of operation of  the markets for agricultural products .  In particular the idea of being  a price taker not a price maker. Price takers are [...]