The Rest is Silence

The Rest is Silence

Our television screens are filled with crime stories where audiences are exposed to fictional accounts of murder. Cadavers are often presented in a hyper-realistic way, revealing gruesome wounds and signs of torture. How does the actual world of forensic science differ from what we see on television? What feeds our desire to come face-to-face with images of the dead? Is our fascination morbid, or simply part of an irrepressible desire to come to terms with our own mortality? The audience is invited inside the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine led through its workings by a forensic pathologist, who provides a detailed account of what happens to a human body in the first 24 hours of its death.

Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria, Gate 7, 11 Moore Street, Southbank

Concept Raimondo Cortese. Curator Gorkem Acaroglu. Performed by a Forensic Pathologist from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Only available through the 24 Hour, 12 Hour or 4 Hour Passes


No Catering

1.3 Kilometres
17 minutes

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Take the 958 bus from Platform Bay 4 outside St Pauls Cathedral/Swanston St and get off at Casino East Tram Safety Zone/Queensbridge and walk 300m

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