The Modern Prometheus

Date

13 al 23 de mayo de 2019

Place

Fundació Èpica (C/Velázquez 36-56, Badalona, Barcelona)

Fee

Gratis euros

Published 10/05/2019

The Modern Prometheus is an intensive workshop in collaboration with the Danish arts school Kulturentreprenør with the aim of exploring Frankenstein by Mary Shelley by viewing it through a Transhumanism lens.

Shelley’s book is subtitled The Modern Prometheus referring to the Greek myth where a Titan steals the sacred fire from the gods to give it to humans. Many consider the myth of Prometheus to be the first notion of Transhumanism; thanks to the control of fire, human beings obtained a power that allowed them to develop and achieve unimaginable advances. With these ideas as a basis, workshop participants must dive deep into the Gothic novel and create a performance with their own interpretation of Frankenstein‘s plot.