Mz. Frankenstein

Artist in residence. A video production adapted from Mars’ Ms. Frankenstein performance. It takes the form of an imagistic narrative presented in the classic “infomercial” style. Mars as Dr. Frances Stein demonstrates the hook-up of a revolutionary reducing machine called the “Relax-a-ciser,” while ominous jingles and scrolling text provide a litany of warnings and statistics related to the health and beauty industries. Multi-layered, humourous and abrasively aggressive, Mz. Frankenstein asks the viewer to consider the question: “How far will you go to achieve the kind of perfection you want?”