Inflatable Frankenstein

Radiohole

March 22, 2013

Inspired by meditations on horror films, the work of Antonin Artaud, and Ardunio open-source electronics, Radiohole’s Inflatable Frankenstein is a visually and sonically driven performance based on Mary Shelley’s early life and her novel Frankenstein.

Arising from a world of gods and monsters (and thousands of Walmart and Price Chopper grocery bags) is a desecration too terrible to behold and too beautiful to turn away from, leading to an improbable question: what is it like to be a metaphor for everything?

The project was supported by a 2012 EMPAC production residency.

March 21, 10AM—Inflatable Frankenstein is currently SOLD OUT. It is possible some tickets will become available the evening of the performance and a waiting list will be created starting at 6PM. You must be in person at the box office to get on the waiting list.

Curator:: 
Ash Bulayev

Radiohole is a Brooklyn-based performance collective founded in 1998 by Erin Douglass, Eric Dyer, Maggie Hoffman, and Scott Halvorsen Gillette. At the heart of the company’s ethic is collaboration and play. Their cut-up techniques; rich object oriented visual sense; amplified, sampled sound; and raw, energetic performance style owe as much to the Punk and New Wave movements of the ‘70s and ‘80s as to any formal theatrical tradition. One of New York’s preeminent and most rigorous experimental ensembles, The Drama Review described Radiohole as “the quintessential American performance group.” In 2009, the group received the Spalding Gray Award in recognition of their achievements.

Radiohole began by performing in basements and bars around Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. Since then, the company has toured nationally and internationally. In 2000, the group co-founded the Collapsable Hole, a rehearsal and performance venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Collapsable Hole is Radiohole’s artistic home and the base for its Associated Hole Program, which fosters the work of a wide range of innovative artists through space grants and performance presentations. Artists that have participated in the Associated Hole Program include Elevator Repair Service, Banana Bag & Bodice, Joseph Silovsky, Big Dance Theater, and Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, among others.

Dates: 
Performance
Inflatable Frankenstein
Studio 1—Goodman
March 22, 2013, 8PM
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EMPAC 2012-2013 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by continuous support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council for the Arts; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, and Fond for Utøvende Kunstner.

National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
National Science Foundation
State of the Arts - NYSCA