It is possibly the greatest hybris motif in horror and science fiction: creating life from dead matter. Baron Henry Frankenstein teams up with archetypal mad scientist Dr. Pretorius in this sequel to Frankenstein. Their goal: to fabricate a bride for the Monster in the laboratory and make a mockery of man’s mortality as the electric currents are spinning around the laboratory.
On 4 November, Floris Kaayk will give a presentation (in Dutch) on his science fiction project The Modular Body. Scientist Cornelis Vlasman experiments with organic materials in his laboratory. What if the human body were not a closed system, but instead a modular design with separate parts? With the help of his own body cells he creates a new organism with a beating heart, lungs and interchangeable limbs. He calls it OSCAR. The Modular Body is an online science fiction archive with which we can explore fragments from Vlasman's research.
Part of The Man Machine