A woman draped in white slime standing in front of a spindle of plastic sheeting speaking theatrically to a white bobble head dog.

Inflatable Frankenstein

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8PM

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? 

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 1970s and ’80s as they do to any formal theatrical tradition.

Main Image: Production still from Inflatable Frankenstein in Studio 1, 2013. Photo: EMPAC/Rensselaer.


Dates + Tickets

Inflatable Frankenstein
Friday 22
8:00 PM
March 2013
Contemporary Performance