The Creative Hitler Act

Jan Fabre


Performance, 01:00:00.

Milwaukee, Saint-Louis University

The Creative Hitler Act (an allusion to Duchamp’s The Creative Act) is concerned with the artist as dictator. Jan Fabre adapts pages and phrases from fairytales, generating new meanings. The artist as individualist determines the language he uses.


'Performed 'The Creative Hitler Act' today.

My response to Marcel Duchamp's

legendary lecture 'The Creative Act'.

Confusion prevailed.

The brains went haywire and their

underbelly was emty.

Interpretations went in some horrible directions.

(I permitted it with laughing eyes

and an angry mouth.)'

(Jan Fabre, Milwaukee, 7 November 1980)


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