Pathos Near Home
Janos and I walked to the grounds of the Pathos Theater, nor far but well hidden.
The Pathos Theater is an interdisciplinary venue with a theatrical focus. The content of the work is the confrontation with the present and its corresponding implementation, which seeks formal aesthetic ways, independent of organizational terms such as event, concert, party, discussion, performing or visual arts. Pathos offers a production site for free, open and responsible work and sees itself as a cooperation theater with its own profile.
The grounds are hidden behind bushes, trees and a few inconspicuous buildings facing the street. But if you follow the path at the end of Hess Strasse, you find yourself in a deserted section of Munich. Old buildings suggest former small industry as do rusty railroad tracks. It seems some of the buidlings are inhabited, there are names on a few doorbells and here and there light in the windows. However, the premises are used primarily for theater and concerts, a place where non-mainstream musicians, artists and actors can perform. Today the grounds are deserted except for a few people out walking their dogs and some cyclists taking a short cut on their way home from work.
It's also a place where aspiring graffiti artists find free surfaces for their work. Our walk was in the late afternoon, the light was fading fast. Was it the low light that made the graffiti look more sinister and portentous than on a sunny day?