photos: Josh Raymond
Water #2 – Passage was a performance in two parts, distilling the elements of blood and water firstly as biological imperatives; secondly as symbols of family ties and release. The performance took place on the evening of November 8, leaving a trace installation like its predecessor.
Part One shows the artist receiving saline into the left arm, whilst releasing blood from the right. Normal saline infusion contains 0.9% salt – sodium chloride (NaCl) – the same percentage that is in the human body. Blood accounts for approximately 8% of body weight, the average adult human containing 5 litres.
Tattooing with water creates what is called a bloodline. There is no way of knowing how long the mark will last, if at all.
Medical: Bradley Hancock
Tattoo artist: Bodie