Sabrina Orah Mark’s monthly column, Happily, reinserts the fairy tale into her contemporary life.

It is a glorious record of the way dreams of a startling academic career, aspirations to be the first or the chosen one, and desires to see all of the everyday as a reference to a fairy tale, smash into the pandemic and motherhood. This is the link to the blog https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/columns/happily/

Blood on Silk: The Violence of Medicine: Part VI Going under the Knife

The World Health Organization[1] defines violence as ‘the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation. Choosing to go under the knife, a slang [...]

‘nobody is dead until warm and dead’

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/cold-trauma-suspended-animation A great article written by Natalie Healey published on the wired.co.uk site, raises some interesting questions starting with the basis of the definition of death, through to possible roles for body cooling in the treatment of trauma particularly when trying to increase the odds of survival for patients who have bleed out half of [...]

Once Upon a Time Long Ago and Far Away: Being Moved from One Place to Another

https://vimeo.com/355286468 A short video set in the transition from surgery to the recovery room to somewhere else. The landscape is populated by hallucinations,, by competitions and by counting down to start. The ending is ambiguous

Video of Stage One in the Performative Lecture ‘ Cast a Cold Eye on Life, on Death is online.

https://vimeo.com/340154593 From May 10th to 18th, 2019.the artist, Fiona Davies, undertook a series of performative lectures within the exhibition Cast a Cold Eye on Life on Death: The Remake Medicalised Death in ICU. This is Davies's examination exhibition, the culmination of four years of practice-led research into medicalised death in ICU. There are a series [...]

ABC news post – Doctors think its becoming too hard to die

"Doing the right thing at the right time is fantastic and doing the same thing at the wrong time is horrific," he says. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-28/rethinking-our-approach-to-death-and-having-a-plan-for-dying/10014582

SCA New Materialism Research Cluster Symposium at Casula – Aug 23rd 11 a.m.

  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 [...]

Thinking about ‘In Praise of Shadows’ in this new work, Blood on Silk: Last Seen

Blood on Silk: Last Seen by Fiona Davies At the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula, Sydney, Australia Opening 21st July 2017 6-9p.m. then open until the 17th September daily open hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curated by Lizzy Marshall The turbine hall at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Sydney, Australia is the first [...]