In the LECTURE PERFORMANCE „lustmensch“  Justyna Niznik and Holger Mertin seek to reach ecstasy through two individual yet intertwined ways. „Ecstasy is the highest form of pleasurable excitement.“ (Alexander Lowen). Ecstasy is a cleansing, a cathartic Moment, but it also can be an Escape from or an avoidance of harsh reality.  Furthermore ecstasy is a provocation and a possibility to „say“ something unutterable.