Perry Hoberman ::
Let*s Make a Monster


live projection performance


[ZKM_Media Theater :: 03/29 - 30/2003
3 pm, admission free]


    Let*s Make a Monster is partly cinematographic archaeology, a collage of parables, ironic stories and »fan cut«. In his performance, Hoberman uses excerpts from countless sci-fi classics that deal with the creation of artificial life. Like an electronic alchemist, mad scientist, or Wizard of Oz he conducts these images in front of a collection of cameras, laptops and other instruments. Hoberman’s story contrasts the mad fantasies of a Dr. Frankenstein with the prophecies of the countless contemporary experts on artificial life and intelligence, and demonstrates in an ironic manner that there are indeed parallels. »Frankenstein« meets »Brave New World«, »Golem« meets »Bladerunner«, »Coma« meets »The Invisible Man«.