As a part of the Melbourne-based arts project, The 24Hour Experience, the Institute’s Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria was one of 24 ‘living documentaries’ which took place across the city of Melbourne over a 24 hour period from March 29. “The Rest Is Silence” living documentary gave 50 members of the public unprecedented access to the Institute and the co-located DTBV, giving them a rare insight into the processes involved in tissue donation.
The hypothetical scenario depicted in “The Rest is Silence” involved a young person who had died suddenly in a car accident. Audience members watched as a forensic technician, a tissue bank scientist, a tissue donor coordinator and a forensic pathologist acted out the roles they would routinely perform in such a tragic circumstance in order to facilitate tissue donation. For more information about The 24Hour Experience, visit: www.24hourexperience.com.au