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Inflatable Frankenstein

by The Staff on March 20, 2013


The Brooklyn-based performance collective Radiohole, who describe their ethic as being based on “collaboration and play,” will bring their Inflatable Frankenstein to EMPAC on Friday evening.

What is Inflatable Frankenstein? A performance “filled with whimsical creature fantasy, technological absurdity, and electric air.”

We dig “electric air.”

In January, The New York Times’ Ben Brantley wrote, with a queasy enthusiasm, that Frankenstein’s monster “has been resurrected to give the members of Radiohole a chance to do what they do best: talk fancy, sing badly and play very inventively with both their food and their iPhones. . . . What’s so liberating about Radiohole, paradoxically enough, is its awareness of being captive to its own limitations. This company turns goofy, crippling self-consciousness into a kind of redemptive grace.”

Radiohole’s Inflatable Frankenstein will be presented Friday (March 22) at 8 PM in the Theater at EMPAC (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy). Tickets are $18, $13 non-RPI students with ID, and $6 RPI students with ID. Evelyn’s Café will be open an hour before and after the performance, if you want to hang out and process what you’ve experienced. For more info, call the box office at 276-3921.