Fresh whole blood for pediatric heart surgery ‘may reduce risk of transfusion-related illnesses’

Interesting article in Medical News Today on the benefits in paediatric procedures of using fresh whole blood from a single donor

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Blood on Silk: Tufts Analytical Lab, 2014, silk paper and found objects, size variable. As installed for two and a half days in the analytical lab in the Biomedical Silk Lab at Tufts University Boston USA in late October 2014

This was not a public exhibition – it could only be seen by those who worked in this particular set of scientific laboratories within the silk laboratory at Tufts University Boston where they ‘.. study the use of silk as an optical material for applications in biomedical engineering, photonics and nanophotonics’  DSC_6261 This installation intervened into a process necessary and common within science, that of moving and reorganising  equipment from one space to another. In transition a stack of materials lay in the middle of the floor of the analytical laboratory This floor to ceiling installation of silk paper framed this pile of stuff refocusing on the ephemeral nature of the administrative process within the practice of the scientific method. On the last day everything had been moved on leaving a solitary Allen key within the space designated by the silk paper.DSC_6309    DSC_6295

Images from Whitebox in Griffith University

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Blood on Silk : As per Instructions 1,2,3 and 4

Queensland College of Art, Griffith University – Gold Coast campus

Queensland, 4222, AUSTRALIA

 

Installed at Artspace Sydney in late  2013, the work Blood on Silk: As per instructions I was exhibited in  the exhibition, Notes on the Work  a survey exhibition by Ian Milliss.

As part of Milliss’ open ended  practice, Ian had given instructions to other artists for the production of artworks, referencing works  he made in the early 1970s. These instructions were  – use strips of fabric 200 to 250mm wide each painted a single colour and then nail to the wall as you want

The three later works Blood on Silk: As per Instructions 2,3 and 4 were made in 2014 again referencing the code  of the barber’s pole and its subsequent distortion or mutation.  The code utilised in the first of this series is the pattern made by eight drops of blood falling from one metre.