Reading Frankenstein

  • Reading Frankenstein

Reading Frankenstein

Co-created by Annie Loui, Antoinette LaFarge and Jim Fallon

Directed by Annie Loui

Visual Direction by Antoinette LaFarge

In collaboration with neurobiologist Jim Fallon


October 31 – November 9, 2019

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

An intermedia performance about a 21st century artificial life scientist named Mary Shelley, who discovers that one of her experiments is running amok in her laboratory at the same time as the novel “Frankenstein” is haunting her imagination. Given the autonomy of A.I. and the accelerating scientific possibilities of CRISPR, Reading Frankenstein presents questions about ethics and evolution in an era of genetic possibility.

Evenings: Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Nov. 2, 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Free admission, reservation required

Presented with generous support from the UCI Medical Humanities
Initiative and UCI Illuminations

(Photo by Steve Zylius)

Thursday Oct 31, 2019, 8:00 pm
Friday Nov 1, 2019, 8:00 pm
Saturday Nov 2, 2019, 2:00 pm
Saturday Nov 2, 2019, 8:00 pm
Thursday Nov 7, 2019, 8:00 pm
Friday Nov 8, 2019, 8:00 pm
Saturday Nov 9, 2019, 2:00 pm
Saturday Nov 9, 2019, 8:00 pm