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RADIO FRANKENSTEIN

RADIO FRANKENSTEIN

15/09/2017 Ispra, VA (IT)

Details

Time : 15:00
Venue : Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Address : Via Enrico Fermi 2749
State : VA
Zip : 21027

RADIO FRANKENSTEIN

13th September 2017, 18:00 Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission, Ispra / Italy

RESONANCES FESTIVAL II (in english)

encore performances, jrc:
15th september 2017, at 15:00 (in english)
15th september 2017, at 17:30 (in english)
with: PATRIZIA BARBUIANI, SANTIAGO BELLO, LUCA DOMAS, ALESSANDRA FRANCOLINI, IGOR MAMLENKOV, MARKUS ZOHNER, DAVID MATTHÄUS ZURBUCHEN.
TExT and direction: MARKUS ZOHNER
VISUAL ARTIST and INTERACTION DESIGNER: SANDRO PIANETTI
production collaboration: DAVID MATTHÄUS ZURBUCHEN
production assistant: ELISABETTA PREITE

On 17th December 2017, the italian neurosurgeon Prof. Canavero will perform the first human head transplant. Due to ethical issues and credibility, the Professor could not do the operation in Europe or America. For this reason, he accepted to do it in China. At his disposal, he will have a clinic in Harbin and a medical team of 150 doctors and nurses.

What makes you be yourself?

What makes me be myself? Are you a human because you have a heart? Because you have eyes, a brain? Because you walk upright, ​because you mate with pleasure? Because you can read, write your name, remember, because you think you know you exist?

Are you this man because you have this knee, this pain in the shoulder, this heart, this love for this vanilla pudding, this faith in this God, this memory of this grandmother?

Does it matter where your hand comes from? Your stomach? Your words? Your singing? Does it matter where your words come from? Your kidneys?

You will wake up as a new human being. (You will) Resurrect from the decay of life, rejuvenated, beautified, much better, much newer, much more yes-you-can’ed.

Your new penis, made from the cultured cells of your umbilical cord, again and ever ready, firm, big, shiny.

Egg cells, grown from your own skin for timeless offspring, planted in the brand new fallopian tubes, fertilized with sperm from your own genome, so that you can always only remain yourself, only you, only you, only yourself.

Do not be afraid: you will not die. We only cut parts of you, and replace them with new ones. We keep your soul, and transplant it into a new existence.

By the new production Radio Frankenstein, a theatrical performance produced in collaboration with the “Joint Research Center” of the European Commission, hanging in the balance between art and science, the research is based on creation and manipulation of human body and its parts, taking into account the latest technological progress.

WITH THE SUPPORT OF: CITTÀ LUGANO, MICHELE TOGNETTI, CENTRO SOCIALE ONSERNONESE

RADIO FRANKENSTEIN has been produced for the RESONANCES II Festival in Milan (2017), an exhibition with performances and installation art developed thanks to the cooperation of JRC scientists and international artists.

 

Encore performances 2017:

  • 9th September 2017, at 20:00, Teatro Foce di Lugano
  • 9th September 2017, at 21:30, Teatro Foce di Lugano
  • 10th September2017, at 18:00, Teatro Foce di Lugano
  • 10th September 2017, at 19:30, Teatro Foce di Lugano
  • 13th September 2017, at 18:00 Joint Research Center (JRC) of European Commission, Ispra / Italy,  RESONANCES II Festival (in english)
  • 15th September 2017, at 15:00 Joint Research Center (JRC) of European Commission, Ispra / Italy,  RESONANCES II Festival (in english)
  • 15th September 2017, at 17:30 Joint Research Center (JRC) of European Commission, Ispra / Italy,  RESONANCES II Festival (in english)
  • 24th September 2017, at 18:00 Museo delle Scienze, Milan / Italy,  RESONANCES II Festival
  • 29th September 2017, at 18:00 Museo delle Scienze, Milan / Italy,  RESONANCES II Festival
  • 15th October 2017, at 18:00 Museo delle Scienze, Milan / Italy,  RESONANCES II Festival
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