New Performative Work – ‘Once upon a Time, Long Ago and Far Away: A Short History of Removal .’
On Saturday April 30 from 5 p.m. at the Rhomboid Studio in Mount Victoria, NSW Australia I'll be presenting a brand new performative work. Its very exciting to have this opportunity to be part of the Lumiere Festival of the Moving Image in Mount Victoria. Below is the link to where you can get tickets [...]
Great article on the ABC news website about the changing profile of blood group types in Australia
https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-03-21/blood-group-type-australia-donation-ethnicity-diversity-genetics/100916578?utm_campaign=abc_news_web&utm_content=link&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_source=abc_news_web Follow this link to details of the study and the results and a brief outline of the possible implications of these changes and the relatively unchanging profile of the pool of blood donors in Australia. Fiona Davies Twenty- three Units of Blood,(detail) 2006, metal and found objects size variable
4D bioprinting technologies explained
Great paper by Dr Stephen G. Gray looks at the possibilites of 4D bio printing tecnologies. It is really exciting times and needs to be tempered by an understanding of the ethical implications of the outcomes. https://www.3dprintingmedia.network/the-rise-of-the-4d-bioprinting-industry/ design ex the paper by Dr Stephen G Gray
Reports that we’re still without a viable synthetic blood substitute.
In an article published on the 15th December 2021 the writer Benjamin Plackett outlined the current position on the viability of producing synthetic blood or blood products ethically and successfully. Really interesting and reinforces my view that blood is amazing. http://www.insidescience.org/news/whats-stopping-scientists-making-viable-synthetic-blood The article states 'The pursuit of these lab-made blood products has branched into two [...]
Blood on Silk: The Uniform of the Patient
New work in progress Blood on Silk: The Uniform of the Patient, focusing on the knot tied usually loosely at the back of the hospital gown in order to maintain the privacy of the patient. The fabrics chosen for this project range from translucent silk mesh, to thin white cotton and a more solid hospital [...]
Fiona Davies, Blood on Silk: Surviving the Night, 2021, Video Still This image is from a long form video work that is one of the components in an upcoming installation. Here anonymised individuals with their face fully or partially hidden from facial recognition software queue for who knows what.
Plague Doll – Covid 19
Kit - cut it out, sew two pieces together, and fill. Size variable.
ICU – Being asked to step outside while some procedure or other is being carried out
A paper from 2019 from the Intermountain Healthcare's Center for Humanizing Critical Care in Salt Lake City questions this traditional practice of exclusion. Click on the title below to be linked to the article online on Medical XPress. 'Do family members belong in ICU during procedures? Study finds clinicians mixed on practice.' My experience in [...]