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The Operating Theatre

This film explores a future where medical procedures are a form of entertainment for the population at large. People come to the hospital to watch, surrender themselves, and confront their own mortality on and off a theatrical gurney.

Medical and theatrical images are incised by Brecht's Epic Theatre, medical murals, stars of the stage and so on. The resulting hybridisation challenges the hospital environment, medicating and mitigating its institutional feel as well as place.

This film was a predecessor to the Cultural/Medical project.