Poena 5X1

Abbie Spallen

Inside Intelligence

Underbelly Med Quad

From 03 August 2016 to 29 August 2016

Rating: ***

Review by Philip Fisher

The subtitle of this solo lecture is "How I Came to Agree with Right-Wing Thinking" and helps to interpret a piece intended to be obscure.

It consists of a series of speeches delivered by the potentially award-winning Cathy Conneff, in the guise of scientist Bryony Adams.

She talks through her perfect invention, Poena. This is a drug that reshapes minds. The primary application is to brainwash hardened criminals and, if desired, wipe their memories.

In a series of presentations, Dr Adams talks about the chemical, its consequences for the patient/victim and her reputation.