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Blood on Silk: Last Seen | Artist Talk
August 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+10
Join established Western Sydney artist, Fiona Davies for an intimate conversation about her artistic practice and the intricacies of the on-going project, Blood on Silk.
For this new, commissioned work, Davies transformed the Turbine Hall by creating five suspended makeshift hospital rooms from handmade silk paper. Representing the merging of public and private spaces, Last Seen investigates the emotional landscape that carers and visitors have with the hospital environment experience.
Fiona Davies is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Davies’ works are multimedia installations encompassing both the real and simulated. She holds a B.Sc (UNSW) and Bachelor of Visual Art (UWS). She was awarded a MFA from Monash University.
Her current theoretical practice examines ICU medicalised dying, intertwining emotional knowledge with contemporary medical practices – specifically, definitions of death, the materiality of blood and processes of surveillance. Her ongoing project, Blood on Silk (2009 – ) included working in collaboration with the late physicist Dr Domachuk.
She exhibits in both formal institutions and non-traditional spaces nationally and internationally.
Blood on Silk: Last Seen is curated by Casula Powerhouse’s Public Arts Officer, Lizzy Marshall.