description:embroidery/site-responsive interdisciplinary installation
location:Peel Street, Adelaide, Seedling Art Space, Blackwood Forest & around Mount Gambier
event:Format Collective's Visual Art Program, Adelaide Fringe 2010
above:Sarah Eastick, below Lisa Harms
On the screen a pool of blood or the glint of a shiny weapon triggers awareness that violence lurks near. In life, at the butcher’s, in the kitchen, around a BBQ or in a quiet picnic spot, spilt blood and sharp implements are the norm. While still full of potential menace or harm, they are also the detritus and tools of tending, crafting, gatherings, and dutiful love. Like a butcher finely dissecting a carcass, a parent slicing a juicy rare steak, or life’s messy spills, these stitched blood puddles, splatters and faux glints are dripping with what-if’s, sacrifice, love, and violent acts.
Sera Waters 2009