The performance starts from a duo constellation. Two bodies are connected: one performer and one spectator. They set off together for a walk through the city. The work process starts with silent walks. Streams of thoughts are noted and recorded in audio fragments. The spectator wears headphones and hears the thoughts and physical experience of the person (performer) walking in front of him/her.
Hermans’ performance challenges both the spectator and the performer to allow a state of transparency or insight into our ideas. According to her, we all have similar thoughts, doubts, fears and dreams. In the encounter that arises between these two people, she tries to create a mirror image in which these thoughts become visible. The individual versus the collective arouses her interest again and again. At the same time, she questions how the environment, with all its impulses, is experienced from an inner world.
A deluded state of mind will premiere on April 27 and 28, 2024 in C-mine.