Tutor: Dorita Hannah.
Theatre Viscera proposes an entombed theatre autonomous from the campus to allow for informal exploration, disorganisation and discourse. With the old Maidment plan projected into the site as residue of the disease the campus attempted to purge. Within, vertiginous floating stages and a network of galleries and stairs are employed for performers and audiences to weave in and out of its spatial disarray. The anatomical theatre acts as a structural allegory for the autopsy of the theatre on campus. Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty incites a destabilisation of safety forcing audiences to question their own communal and individual experiences. Further, engaging with Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Carceri d’invenzione to disorient and disconcert the viewer through spatial disorder. In dissecting the Maidment postmortem, this project proposes a new spatiotemporal multiplicity as post-mortem (after-death).