Numen Company / Tibo Gebert (DE)
“The river we step into is the same, and yet not the same; we are, and we are not.” – Heraclitus
Who are we? What determines our identity? Is it our own perception and definition of who we are? Or is it the way others perceive us, the way society perceives us? “Hero” examines and plays with the myriad of facets of a personality. Tibo Gebert starts from his own queer biography with its coming outs and transformations. He overlays it with the myth of superheroes in order to encounter split identities in the stage play.
Nobody knows what lies behind a mask or beneath a suit. There is a suspicion, a possible clue, a theory about an experience, an incident … A possibility.
In his very distinct visual language Tibo Gebert hints at our reality, our hopes and yearnings, our fears and wishes.
A world of associations that touches us in our own personal story. “Hero” is a visually strong contemplation of invisibility and becoming visible.