Things Theatre Power

Room 441 of The Millennium Hotel, Mayfair is the site of Alexander Litvinenko’s assassination. Much of what we know about the incident is collated from various disparate media sources.

A forensic examination of the room enables a reconstruction of the site into a set. Select pieces of furniture are reduced to low resolution versions that act as green-screen props, later used to reinsert the media’s portrayal of the story back into the space, collapsing the site into a backdrop for its own history.

An unseen and mundane expression of geopolitical power is explored by mapping, experiencing and distorting the relationship between narrative and truth.