Godzilla Attacks was a site specific performance approximately six months after the nuclear disaster that began in Fukishima, Japan on March 12, 2011.
A miniature diorama (made from printed cardboard and paper) portrayed an actual street in Portland, Maine where the audience witnessed the filming of a Daikaiju battle and destruction of the city via stop motion and 8 mm film photography.
Inspired by the 1954 film Gojira by Ishirō Honda which portrayed a monster corrupted by radiation that rises out of the sea to destroy Japan.
The film was a metaphor for the atomic era following World War II including the testing of nuclear weapons by the United States in the Pacific arena. Gojira was revised for American audiences in 1956, including new scenes highlighting the American military as saviors, creating the pop culture phenomena we know as Godzilla.
For Godzilla Attacks Greta Bank collaborated with a number of artists to produce props, costumes and create the performance.
Including Scott Peterman, Kelly Nesbitt, Kate Cox, Peter Shellenberger, Henry Wolyniecz, Bianca Peterman, Otto Wolyniecz, Ruby Peterman , William Bank and more.