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glass flask, phosporescent slime, pumping technology, tubes, wooden table, radio play THE PROMETHEUS PROTOCOLS (55 min.), 160 x 105 cm
radio play production: Ö1 Kunstradio
performers: Ildiko Babos (speaker), Haymon Maria Buttinger (speaker), Nehle Dick (direction), Thomas Feuerstein (text), Swintha Gersthofer (speaker), Christian Reiner (speaker), Peter Szely (composition)

The audio play THE PROMETHEUS PROTOCOLS tells a story that oscillates between science fiction and horror, utopia and dystopia. The narrative leads into the recesses of a new materialism where the human body and its tissues are subjected to radical sustainability. The cannibalism of the future will not derive from amorality or dark evil, but from the principle of autotroph resource utilization. Autophagy is no longer metonymic with the savage, the uncivilized and the pre-modern; instead, it is the ethical imperative for a posthuman world and reflects the desire for attaining a paradisiac state of self-containment. THE PROMETHEUS PROTOCOLS refers to the ancient tradition of hepatoscopy. The organ that was once deemed the seat of life becomes the episode’s point of departure to read humanity’s future capability in the context of a cellular economy.