Thursday, 11 July 2013

Video | John A Douglas

John A Douglas on abc's 7:30 report! Fantastic to see.

Body Fluid II (redux) at Performance Space last month was a performance and video installation focused around the monotony of his daily dialysis treatment as a sublime act of self transformation. 

"... 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’sThe Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and elements of Russian mysticism found in the cinema of Andrej Tarkovsky.

In 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." -

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