PANTA RHEI – THE THINGS I NEVER TOLD
On the Rhine waterfront
On the occasion of his own birthday, John Herman is looking back on the last 54 years of his life in a meditative performance.
The focus here is not on the ups and downs, but on the missed opportunities in one’s life to have done the right thing at the right moment or to have articulated the right thing at the right moment. In this endeavour, performance artist John Herman is neither concerned with self-flagellation nor with specious arguments about the benefits of quickly forgetting. Rather, he assumes that the encounter with the past makes it possible to consciously experience the present in order to be able to determine the direction into the future.
Especially in times of profound economic and political upheaval on a global scale, such an approach seems more urgent than ever as a way of countering the accompanying individual uncertainties with conscious reflection and deliberate action.
The performance PANTA RHEI – THE THINGS I NEVER TOLD is intended to be an invitation to do so; in the awareness that finding answers to the great questions of our time begins with each and every individual.