We leave the theatre feeling as if we’ve been given an insight into something intangible yet nonetheless profound.
– The Stellenbosch Literary Project
The Anatomy Lecture Theatre is based on my encounter with the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at the University of Cape Town. An encounter with the uncanny – both familiar and terrifying. Taking my position as the student/spectator I was looking down from a distance onto the stage in a place shaped like a cave or a womb. I sat in the place or ‘home’ of knowledge, facing forwards, in a phallic direction, a phallic line, a phallic time, back turned on origin. Drawing on my own medical history this performance lecture was about memory, trauma and medicine.