What should be simple doesn’t always work that way (detail), 2023, aluminum gilding and found objects, 150cm(h) x 30 cm x 10cm What should be simple doesn’t always work that way is a work I produced for a show at Articulate Project Space in Sydney, Australia around the theme of connection. For the mechanical connecting [...]
Tag: Violence of Medicine
I’m presenting at the Fourth Parse biennial research Conference.
Catch my presentation at the Violence: fourth PARSE biennial research conference at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
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 [...]
Blood on Silk Work in Progress – A stop motion set developed for the video work, Medicinae Vehementi. 2021, balsa, galvanised sheet metal, paint, resin and light. The meditative hour-long video work will focus on the emotional landscape of surviving the night, of being deprived of sleep, and of hearing the suffering of others. The [...]
Article in Nature ‘Pig experiment challenges assumptions around brain damage in people.
Such a complicated relationship with pigs made even more so and with serious implications! https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01169-8
Online Sale of Blood from Recovered Caronavirus Patients
Great segment on Radio National this morning reporting on a whole range of anti-Caronavirus products for sale on the dark web. This includes blood from recovered Caronavirus patients presumably with antibodies to the virus being advertised as a preventative. Link below https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/dark-web-covid/12199816
Blood on Silk: The Violence of Medicine Part VII Being the chosen one or not.
The factors driving the allocation of resources within the medical system is often not obvious or transparent to the outsider, the patient or their family. One area where it is openly acknowledged is in the media coverage of transplant medicine. There it is repeatedly stated that the number of organs donated or supplied is significantly [...]
Blood on Silk: The Violence of Medicine: Part VI Going under the Knife
The World Health Organization 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 [...]
Violence in Medicine: Part IV Working under Those Conditions.
Being deprived of sleep is not only experienced by the patient as discussed in the last post but also by those working within the hospital. This fourth of a series of short essays or reflections on aspects of what could be understood as forms of violence within the practice of medicine turns to the experience [...]
Blood on Silk: The Violence of Medicine, Part III Being Deprived of Sleep
Patients often report serious difficulties with sleeping while in hospital and this experience of deprivation is even more profound when the patient is in ICU. While there is evidence for the impact of sleep deprivation on cognitive functioning in ICU patients it is only ‘associated’ with the onset of ICU delirium or intrusive hallucinatory experiences. [...]