Actually, in Greek mythology, Hypnos is the god of sleep. In Wilke Weermann's text, Hypnos conceals a new technology that can talk to people who are in a coma. For many relatives, Hypnos is the last glimmer of hope in the struggle against death. A woman has been in a coma for 20 years, and Hypnos is now trying to penetrate her consciousness. Will the daughter switch off the life support devices if this fails? Weermann, represented with HYPNOS in the authors' competition at the Heidelberger Stückemarkt, weaves another narrative thread into the story. We're chasing a woman on a never-ending train ride. Is it the coma patient on the way to her own funeral, or is it even her daughter?
Tristan Linder takes on this material, which oscillates permanently between (night) dream and waking state, in an audio walk that can be accessed at any time.