Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Re‑animated

Past Event

  • This event occured on
    Friday, April 04, 2019

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s immortal gothic horror novel and feminist text, Alumni Park in front of Doheny Library will come alive with a multimedia interactive and live performance extravaganza. At sundown, the music starts and an immersive exploration of spine-tingling sights, sounds, and smells begins! Digital projection mapping will transform the Library’s exterior into a vibrant, electronic palette for re-telling the original story of Frankenstein. Under the direction of digital artists Akiko YamashitaYo-Yo Lin, and numerous USC faculty, dozens of USC students working in animation, interactive media, music, theatre, dance, art and design, and architecture have re-animated Mary Shelley’s enduring classic in stunning fashion. The event will alter your mind about our traditional notions of life, death, and monsters.

USC Architecture students involved in the production include:

  • Michael Jennings, B.Arch
  • Jesse Chappelle, M.Arch
  • Christine Xiaohan He, M.Arch
  • Matthew Kotzin, M.Arch
  • Terry Zhao Yi, M.Arch

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Lisa Mann (Cinematic Arts), Amy Murphy (Architecture), and Tyson Gaskill, Patty Johnson, Anne-Marie Maxwell, Marje Schuetze-Coburn, and Tim Stanton (USC Libraries). 

Related Links: The Guardian: “Frankenstein at 200 – Why Hasn’t Mary Shelley Been Given the Respect She Deserves?",  Akiko Yamashita: Vimeo,  Yo-Yo Lin: Vimeo