thyestes brüder! kapital is based on seneca's «thyestes» in the translation of durs grünbein: two brothers struggle for power. staged cannibalism as demonstration (political) superiority and audacity of atreus, who lets his brother thyestes ignorantly devour his own children. a history of the recurring production of revenge that continues a cycle of violence whose greatest tenderness is the digestion of one's own children. an inner touch. incorporation and linguistic ejection of the (mentally) digested.
in the negotiation of past and future, the ancient theatrical text touches the present and questions its texture. violence and eloquence in the narrative of ancient myth is transformed into imaginary figures of patriarchal violence. the flesh of its narrative is the humus violence that triggers a cycle of competition and production of revenge since territory, power, property and (family) solidarity are at stake.
commentary texts, such as fragments from marx's «grundrisse der kritik der politischen ökonomie» (engl.: fundamentals of political economy criticism), bring this cycle of violence into a relationship of consumption and production of capitalism and the circulation of power, people, history, capital and materials.
under the direction of claudia bosse the 5 actors playing tantalus, furie, atreus, thyestes and messenger double as the choir and negotiate the constantly surpassing thirst for revenge: the mouth that swallows one's own flesh, emits words that meet other bodies, describing their dissection, evoking past and future as well as forming a community.