Detlef Hartung | Georg Trenz: Panta rhei
Detlef Hartung | Georg Trenz, Germany
Panta rhei, 2020
According to Heraclitus' river doctrine, the primary experience of the world is a continuous metabolism and change of form: "Whoever climbs into the same river will always have different water flowing to him. You can't go down the same river twice." The river doctrine is to be understood in connection with Heraclitus' teaching of the oneness of all things. Being is an eternal becoming and changing. The flowing water is a metaphor for this. In the midst of the stream of festival visitors, river words and quotations wash around the façade of St. Erhard and transform the static architecture into a moving sign using typographic means.