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 [...]
Work in Progress: Time of Death – Series Three
Working on a Time of Death series is a recurring event in my practice. First occurring in 2010 they circle around to be remade every two to three years. A video work will accompany these still images from Series Three and be overlaid with the sound track of the reading of a fairy-tale Once Upon [...]
Site 1 of my work Woven Architecture at the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi Georgia.
The work traces the marks on a bedside medical monitor showing the changes in the heartbeat, oxygenation and blood pressure of a patient whose abdominal aortic aneurysm has ruptured. Fiona Davies, Woven Architecture - Site 1, 2019, Ribbon,thread and tape. Dimensions variable. As installed in The State Silk Museum, Tbilisi Georgia Photo credit Alex Gooding
Works in progress still messing around before becoming playing tokens.
Just standing on your head waiting for the glue to dry that is sticking a button to your feet. Small figurines becoming playing tokens for a modified version of snakes and ladders that leads the players through a game outlining the stages of heart failure. The game lies inside the wonder cabinet zinc box of [...]
Invitation to the opening of the exhibition ‘Cast a Cold Eye on Life, on Death: The Remake – Medicalised Death in ICU.’
Opening Thursday 9 May, 6-8 pm and running until 18th May 2019 at the Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Kirkbride Way off Park Drive, Lilyfield, Sydney Australia. Hours Mon to Fri 11 am - 5 p.m. Sat 11 - 4 p.m. This is my PhD examination exhibition, the culmination of four years of practice-led research into medicalised [...]
Free Tickets now available for the Performative Lecture – The Remake: Medicalised Death in ICU.
Dates - May 10th to 18th, 2019. The artist, Fiona Davies, will undertake 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 [...]
New Work – Blood on Silk: Total Artificial Heart (TAH)
This is the last of the five wonder cabinet works in this series on blood, blood products and body parts. This final work links two aspects, the movement of blood and blood products within the body and the heart that ensures that circulation. The heart is one of the transplantable body organs. In many of [...]
Work in progress – Blood on Silk: Blood Farming/ The Producers
First image of a work looking more closely at blood farming. I'm trying to capture the liminal space occupied by the loneliness of the those abandoned by the system and by others. She looks a little too much like she is wearing a uniform at the moment. Thinking of painting a pattern of small flowers [...]