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Fiona Davies

Is That Cocteau's Horse? | 2021

Once upon a time long ago and far away: Shutting down in isolation; 2020 video
Once upon a time long ago and far away: Shutting down in isolation; 2020 video

bio:

Fiona Davies has a PhD from the University of Sydney and holds a B.Sc. (UNSW), a Bachelor of Visual Art (UWS) and a MFA from Monash. Significant exhibitions and events from 2021 include Space YZ at C.A.C, performing at the UnFix Festival, Glasgow and mentoring in the Scamp project in Cessnock. 2020 included two online exhibitions Shift + Control + Exit at BMCC, Unus Multorium at Plas Bodfa, Wales UK and the selection of the video Once upon a time long ago and far away x 3 for the 9th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival. In 2019 her solo exhibitions included Woven Architecture at the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi, Georgia, her PhD examination exhibition at SCA and the first screening of the three videos at the Golden Age Cinema Surry Hills, Sydney.

statement:

Fiona’s artistic practice combines object, sound, moving image, installation and performance to expose the emotional landscape of the lived experience of liminal spaces with a particular focus on medicalised events in sites of health care as extreme examples of that type of space. Having recently completed my PhD, my practice is still highly focused on examining the specific process of medicalised death in ICU, one type of event in one type of care within a contemporary hospital.

Materials | Video, silk paper assemblages and costumes
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Blood on Silk: Last Seen, 2017, silk paper, video and found objects.
Blood on Silk: Last Seen, 2017, silk paper, video and found objects.

Cane 2012 Video | 2013

statement:

individual stories are told over a background of rotating images of the palms of their hands. These palms are the sites of a school punishment system known as the cuts. The stories are of applied justice accepted, rejected and /or still resented.

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Blood on Silk price taker, price maker | 2015

statement:

The manner in which the market works for a person producing and selling their own blood, blood products or body organs is very similar to that for agricultural production. In this context price takers are those whose market activities have limited effect on the market price they receive.

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