As Marei Wollersberger awoke one morning from uneasy dreams she found herself transformed in her bed into a gigantic insect. She was lying on her hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when she lifted her head a little she could see her dome-like brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly stay in place and was about to slide off completely. Her numerous legs, which were pitifully thin compared to the rest of her bulk, waved helplessly before her eyes.
What has happened to me? she thought. It was no dream. Her studio, a regular human studio, only rather too small, lay quiet within its four familiar walls. Above the table on which a collection of felt markers was unpacked and spread out - Wollersberger was a product designer - hung the picture which she had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and put into a pretty gilt frame. It showed a man, barefoot, with a mask on, sitting upright and holding out to the spectator a huge lab-grown bladder into which the whole of his forearm had vanished!
Design for an Alert State
Biosafety / Child Crime Force / Post Mortem Ltd.