Blood on Silk: Last Seen
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Until 17 September, 2017 Sydney
‘Blood on Silk: Last Seen’ is a large-scale artwork by artist Fiona Davies reflecting on medicalised dying in intensive care units (ICU), presented as the first work for the inaugural Turbine Hall Commission.
Sheer swathes of handmade silk paper with still and moving images projected over the surfaces drop from the high beams of the Turbine Hall – an impressive 800 square metres of material extending across the entire expanse of the space replicates five ICU rooms.
Fiona Davies with handmade silk paper for ‘Blood on Silk: Last Seen’ Photograph: Hamish Ta-mé Courtesy Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney