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 the current prototypes under development for replacement hearts, the mechanism sits outside the body and in appearance reflects medicalised design aesthetics. In this work the beautiful double headed flask used in the chemical laboratory sits outside the zinc box of the work while inside a modified game of snakes and ladders is played as we try to make sense of the progress of disease.

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Work in Progress – Blood on Silk: Total Artificial Heart (TAH).

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How far is too far in the market for human bodies?

Tuesday 10 September 2013 9:24AM By: Amanda Smith on ABC

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bodysphere/4946410

 

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