In Famous Deaths, spectators experience the final moments of a celebrity’s life (John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Whitney Houston, Lady Diana, and Muammar Gaddafi) through only sound and scents — from inside a morgue drawer. The site-specific piece is an example of what I call aromatheatre, which is apprehended through the olfactory system.
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