The radio piece tells a story between science fiction and horror, utopia and dystopia. The narrative leads into the depths of a new materialism, in which humans, their bodies and tissues are subjected to radical sustainability. Humans become homeostats who feed exclusively from themselves and biotechnologically grow all goods of daily use such as textiles, furniture and tools out of their own body cells. It is not the amoral or a dark evil that justifies cannibalism, but the principle of action of an auto ecological use of resources.
The story imagines a society of self-consuming individuals who are self-sufficient. In the culture of the ouroboros, in which everyone devours himself, narcissism shifts from the psyche to the cellular materiality of the body. From now on, Ouroboroi are called individuals outside of which nothing else exists. They do not need animals and plants for nutrition and follow a self-cult as the most accomplished of all modes of existence. No longer does anthropophagy stand for the wild, the uncivilized and the pre-modern. It becomes the ethical imperative of the humane, with the goal of celebrating a paradisiacal condition resting in itself.
Ö1 Science Fiction Tage
Erstsendung Die Prometheus-Protokolle