Mise-en-Scène of Desire  is a mediated performance using three screens and lots of shadow work to depict the photographed poses of hysterical patients from Jean Michel Charcot's Neurological Clinic at the Salpetriere. The performance imagines what became of Charcot's most photographed hysterical patient, Augustine. According to records, she escaped from the asylum dressed as a doctor, never to be heard from again. The piece served as the culmination of Lindsay's 2010 MFA thesis project. 

Mise-en-Scène of Desire is a mediated performance using three screens and lots of shadow work to depict the photographed poses of hysterical patients from Jean Michel Charcot's Neurological Clinic at the Salpetriere. The performance imagines what became of Charcot's most photographed hysterical patient, Augustine. According to records, she escaped from the asylum dressed as a doctor, never to be heard from again. The piece served as the culmination of Lindsay's 2010 MFA thesis project. 

The sawing the lady in half trick
The sawing the lady in half trick
The lady on the tightrope
The lady on the tightrope
cyanotype of alison.jpg
 Poster images by Bridget Ryan

Poster images by Bridget Ryan

MFA Thesis Clip 1
uterus shadow puppet show

2010

MFA Thesis Clip 2
 Tracings for one of the shadow puppets used in the media and live performance.

Tracings for one of the shadow puppets used in the media and live performance.

  Mise-en-Scène of Desire  is a mediated performance using three screens and lots of shadow work to depict the photographed poses of hysterical patients from Jean Michel Charcot's Neurological Clinic at the Salpetriere. The performance imagines what became of Charcot's most photographed hysterical patient, Augustine. According to records, she escaped from the asylum dressed as a doctor, never to be heard from again. The piece served as the culmination of Lindsay's 2010 MFA thesis project. 
The sawing the lady in half trick
The lady on the tightrope
cyanotype of alison.jpg
 Poster images by Bridget Ryan
MFA Thesis Clip 1
uterus shadow puppet show
MFA Thesis Clip 2
 Tracings for one of the shadow puppets used in the media and live performance.

Mise-en-Scène of Desire is a mediated performance using three screens and lots of shadow work to depict the photographed poses of hysterical patients from Jean Michel Charcot's Neurological Clinic at the Salpetriere. The performance imagines what became of Charcot's most photographed hysterical patient, Augustine. According to records, she escaped from the asylum dressed as a doctor, never to be heard from again. The piece served as the culmination of Lindsay's 2010 MFA thesis project. 

The sawing the lady in half trick
The lady on the tightrope

Poster images by Bridget Ryan

MFA Thesis Clip 1
uterus shadow puppet show

2010

MFA Thesis Clip 2

Tracings for one of the shadow puppets used in the media and live performance.

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