Drawing: Inflatable Frankenstein at EMPAC

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Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

This Friday at EMPAC is one of those probably-only-at-EMPAC kind of shows: Inflatable Frankenstein, a production from the Brooklyn-based performance collective Radiohole. Blurbage:

Inspired by meditations on horror films, the work of Antonin Artaud, and Ardunio open-source electronics, Radiohole's Inflatable Frankenstein is a visually and sonically driven performance based on Mary Shelley's early life and her novel Frankenstein.
Arising from a world of gods and monsters (and thousands of Walmart and Price Chopper grocery bags) is a desecration too terrible to behold and too beautiful to turn away from, leading to an improbable question: what is it like to be a metaphor for everything?

We have two tickets to the performance, and we're giving them away. To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

If, somewhat like Victor Frankenstein, you were creating something for the Capital Region from different parts, what would it be?

We'll draw one winner at random.

Though it won't help you in the drawing, you'll get unofficial honorary bonus points for also exclaiming, "It's alive!" (Incidentally, Frankenstein never says that about the Creature in Shelley's book, but this isn't a literature class, so we won't let that hold us back.)

Inflatable Frankenstein is Friday at 8 pm at EMPAC. Tickets are $18 each.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 10 am on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by noon on Wednesday and must respond by 8 pm that day.

photo: Paula Court


This is one of those parts being better than the whole thing, right? I don't want to be the one building anything new from the detritus of failed experiments...I don't want to see the experiments fail...though I would like to see more of private industry investment in Albany as a community through sponsorships of not just big events, but small ones as well.

I would do a mash-up of the book store Flights of Fantasy and Mahars.


Easy, quick, clean, local train (or taxi service that wasn't cost prohibitive and unreliable.)...otherwise my bubble in the Capital District, Troy, IS ALIVE!

I would of course start out with the best intentions. Sadly, even the best laid plans go awry, as they did for Dr. Frankenstein. What you actually get is:

A hunch-backed, disgruntled state employee, with an over-developed sense of entitlement and a penchant for running red lights.


I think the parts of the ESP would make a mean robot. Agency Buildings 1-4 as limbs, the corning tower as a torso, and the egg as her head.

I would create a version of EMPAC with more affordable preformances and events. it's...ALIVE?

I would combine best holes from all of the disc golf courses in the world including some fantasy holes and call it Albany's Links Including Virtual Excesses Disc Golf Course: Its ALIVE DGC

Ice cream as a head from Snowmans, a 6 cut pizza from Jimmy's for a head, spaghetti as arms and legs from Testos, And a roasted pig from pig out for a body. That's the best I could do lol It's all food related! I am ready for dinner!

Troy's brown bag, mahars, and footsie magoo's fooseball machine -- for the perfect combination of beer, food, and "sport".

I would stick the various parts of Price Chopper, Hannaford, ShopRite,Trader Joe's, and the Asian grocery markets I like best and then create one mega supermarket. (PriHannShoJoe's Asian Market?) Then, I would not need to make several different grocery trips.

French Toast shop/crepery /ice cream shop/brewery

I'd like to make one giant mall out of all the various malls, so we could put them in one area out of the way that I would never have to go to any of them again. Likewise, I'd like to combine all of the student bars into one giant bar.

Nipper gets a make over... Eyes are DOT highway cams (feed is available on the web)... Inside his nose is a Homeland Security "sniffer" booth from the Albany airport... under his tail are installed a pair of Bucky Balls from the Nano College...

I would take the restaurants of Albany, the concerts of Saratoga, the shops pf Downtown Troy, and Proctors, Villa Italia, and Ambition in Schenectady and put them all less than 1 mile walk from my house in lovely riverside Scotia.

Center Square-Saratoga-Downtown Troy mash up. The best places to relax and play are too far apart.

I would combine Nipper and the Egg to make a crazy space-ship riding puppy skyline.

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