Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Re‑animated

04/04/19 8:00PM

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  • Friday, April 04, 2019

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  • Alumni Park, Between Doheny Library and Bovard Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA 90089
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In her groundbreaking novel Akiko Yamashita and Yo-Yo Lin, students working in animation, interactive media, music, theatre, dance, art and design, and architecture will collaborate to create a monster of a celebration of Shelley's enduring novel. A projection-mapping display of light and sound will transform the facade of Doheny Memorial Library while Shelley’s characters and ideas are revivified through original art and live music and dance performances inspired by rare books and artworks from the USC Libraries. Real-time, interactive animation will turn attendees into Frankenstein-inspired creatures as the lines between the monstrous and the human, the fictional and the real, the natural and the technological, become fantastically blurred. Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, March 5, at 9 a.m. Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Marje Schuetze-Coburn, Anne-Marie Maxwell, and Tim Stanton (USC Libraries), Lisa Mann (Cinematic Arts), and Amy Murphy (Architecture).

Related Links: USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP,  USC Alumni: RSVP,  General Public: RSVP,  The Guardian: “Frankenstein at 200 – Why Hasn’t Mary Shelley Been Given the Respect She Deserves?",  Akiko Yamashita: Vimeo,  Yo-Yo Lin: Vimeo