Secret Cinema, Brazil

Immersive installations designed for Secret Cinema’s production of Brazil.

Working with microbiologists, hazard specialists, plastic surgeons, psychiatrists, zoologists and botanists – plus feminist activists, actors and designers, Guerilla Science created a range bespoke of activities that took place for five weeks as part of Secret Cinema’s Production of Brazil.

The activities put on by Guerilla Science included: ‘Nature Safari Tours’ to find UV-reflective scorpions, glowing bacteria and mutant pigeons, ‘Plastic Surgery School’ where guests learnt to perform Z-plasty stitches with real pig skin, an ‘Atomic Garden’ inspired by 20th century efforts to create new and potentially useful plant strains by bombarding seeds with radiation, and a  ‘Dream Maze’ of test tubes where curious guests could explore and reflect on the neuroscience of sleeping visions.

Image: Mike Massaro
Image: Mike Massaro
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Guerilla Science’s activities ran for five weeks and were enjoyed by over 5000 live audience members.

 

‘It really illustrated the breadth of variety in the human form. Very clever.’ [audience quote]

‘It was wonderful to undertake a small-group activity like that – it felt like a privilege.’ [audience quote]

Theatrical producers Secret Cinema take over strange locations and create transient, grand-scale celebrations of treasured films. Carpenters build replica sets, actors recreate scenes, artists craft installations.

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