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Prometheus Delivered OCTOPLASMA
exhibition view PROMETHEUS DELIVERED, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin 2017
biotechnological realisation: Thomas Pümpel, Anna Arthofer, Christian Ebner, Department of Microbiology, University of Innsbruck, Thomas Seppi, Department of Radiotherapy and Radiooncology, Medical University of Innsbruck

A marble sculpture - a replica of Prometheus Bound by Nicolas Sébastien Adam (1762) - is slowly decomposed by chemolithoautotrophic bacteria. The biomass of the organisms is the source of energy for human liver cells, which cause the organic sculpture OCTOPLASMA to grow. Inorganic stone turns into organic meat.