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BODY FLUID II (REDUX) 20130616
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Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

BODY FLUID II (REDUX)

PERFORMANCE SPACE, ISEA2013 AND CARRIAGEWORKS PRESENT

BODY FLUID II (REDUX)

JOHN A DOUGLAS

Body Fluid II (redux) is a performance and video installation in which the artist presents the monotony of his daily dialysis treatment as a sublime act of self transformation.

From Thursday to Saturday, Douglas will perform a ten-hour movement score while undertaking peritoneal dialysis, offering visitors an opportunity to reflect on their mortality and to experience the exhibition space as a place for healing and quiet contemplation.

The performance is flanked by figurative video landscapes, where his imaginary golden figure references the visual motifs of Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and elements of Russian mysticism found in the cinema of Andrej Tarkovsky.

In his new work, The Visceral Garden, Douglas uses macro photography of specimens at the Museum of Human Disease UNSW for an ontological investigation of his illness that takes us on a descent into the underworld.
BODY FLUID II (REDUX) is part of Switched On, Performance Space’s new season presenting four projects that explore our physical and personal relationship to technology. Switched On is on at the National Art School in Darlinghurst and at Carriageworks in Eveleigh.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. John A Douglas has been supported by a residency at the Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW through partnership with Performance Space, and residency at the School of Human Disease UNSW. John A Douglas is represented by Chalk Horse, Sydney.

Image: John A Douglas, The Visceral Garden video still (2014)

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24 MAY – 16 JUN 2013

FREE

24 May – 16 June

Sun – Wed 10am – 6pm (installation)
Thurs – Sat 10am – 8pm (performance)

FREE