Body Fluid II (redux) by John A. Douglas 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. 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. Presented by Carriageworks, Performance Space and ISEA2013.

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