The final effect was virtually
impossible photograph but we were pleased with it. In addition to the ideas in the drawing
we added low light cameras in the corridor with video monitors at the far end. This
allowed visitors who had been through to 'torture' those inside, pushing button to
activate icy draughts and strips of cloth brushing against people's faces.
We abandoned the turnstyle restricting entry to the dentist's room to one person at a
time. Although this was much more frightening, it was totally counter-intuitive to
visitors - they wanted to go in with their friends and have a laugh. We got one art review
criticising it for not being truely about fear which I was delighted by. I hadn't thought
of the difference between art and entertainment being so clear cut before, and I was
flattered to be put on the entertainment side of the fence.
The labels for the phobia cases are on the mongrelmedia