Bloodstock offers a wide view of human commonality and care. In this new installation work Vulcan considers the anonymous blood donor standing invisibly at the threshold of life and death. Engaging with notions of kin beyond our immediate family, this artwork presents a provocation to consider questions around borders and inherited social prejudice.
Our blood-type is a fundamental coding that we share beyond our familial DNA. It connects us to a larger community. Within this group class, gender, culture and race break down. At a time when borders are contested, Bloodstock attempts to draw people together. It suggests that within the mitigating circumstances of death we might liberate imposed silos in life.
Blood Kin / 1 November 6-8pm, Metro Arts Gallery
Let’s talk about blood, kin and the deep and silent exchange of blood for life. Join artist Julie Vulcan and invited guests for an informal discussion.
OPENING / 26 October 2018, 5:30pm
INSTALLATION / 26 October – 3 November 2018, Metro Arts Gallery Level 2
The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 2pm – 4pm Saturday 27th October, 9am – 4pm Monday-Wednesday & Friday, 9am – 9pm thursday and 2pm to 6pm Saturday 3rd October.
Metro Arts Deathfest 2.0: a duel with death // 26th October – 3rd November 2018 – Presented by Julie Vulcan and Metro Arts