everything may be called this or that.
everything also wants to be called something else.
the apple between my teeth is a taste.
a stone in the skull causes a lump.
the woman before your eyes is so far a sight.
As a whole Bayer's texts are negating. They repeat again and again that it shouldn't be possible to live in this way. They describe and curse this boredom and void that have burned their brand marks deep into the flesh and soul of modern man.
His two posthumous "novels", Der Kopf des Vitus Berings ("Vitus Bering's head", 1965) and der sechste sinn ("the sixth sense", 1966) are both about our endeavours at tear to pieces this tight and transparent web that separates us all. Sometimes his words and sentences may seem disharmonious, but this is not mainly a matter of literary technique, linguistical experiments. It is the situation of mankind mirrored by language.
Bayer also wrote plays and acted in the films, Sonne halt! (Sun Stop!), Konrad Bayer, order: die welt bin ich und das ist meine sache (Konrad Bayer, or: the world I am and that’s my business), and Der Kopf des Vitus Bering (Vitus Bering’s Head).