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Reading Frankenstein - An Inter-Media Performance
Created in collaboration by: Annie Loui, CounterBalance Theater; Antoinette LaFarge, Digital Media Artist and Jim Fallon, Neurobiologist
A contemporary scientist named Mary Shelley discovers that one of her failed computer experiments is running amok in her laboratory, at the same time as the novel Frankenstein is haunting her imagination. Using layered digital projections, brain imaging, and a virtual creature interacting with a live human actor, Reading Frankenstein examines the ethical repercussions of scientific research from the creature's point of view.
Given the 2019 autonomy of A.I. and the accelerating scientific advances of CRISPR, our new Monster presents questions about evolution in the era of climate change, taking the story content to a newly imagined world in the not-too-distant future.
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm
experimental Media and Performance Laboratory (xMPL), Contemporary Arts Center