M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Peter Sloterdijk

Dietmar Kamper

The Problem (Homage to Dietmar Kamper), 2001

Performance, 00:30:00.

©Angelos bvba, Collection M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA.

Hessen, Otzberg

Jan Fabre makes this film in collaboration with the German philosophers Dietmar Kamper and Peter Sloterdijk. Like dung beetles the three gentlemen roll a ball through a romantic scenery while philosophising over the problem. 


'These are days of wind and ignorance.
For me an evening of inexhaustible joy.
The German philosophers Peter Sloterdijk
and Dietmar Kamper
and I, dressed in dinner jackets, were godlike
dung beetles
in a Caspar David Friedrich landscape
rolling each other's problems towards each other
and gladly making
each other's porblem bigger.
(Day of shooting film sequences for the
performance 'The Problem'.)'

(Jan Fabre, Otzberg, 8 October 2001)

'The performance I have done in the last few days
is for you, Dietmar Kamper.
Friend, I know you are going to die.
The cancer is devouring you from the inside.
I shall not exchange the rain for tears.
I shall let the wind cry in my place.
Where a man has to fail
you my friend will be the end.
A little dust and ashes
a landscape of dry fields.
Where you will
continue rolling
your globe of the world
your dung-beetle globe
your problem
you will become
an edible planet full of knowledge
that will never fade.' 

(Jan Fabre, Otzberg, 10 October 2001)


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>Photograph / video still with Jan Fabre, Peter Sloterdijk and Dietmar Kamper performing "The Problem (Homage to Dietmar Kamper)" (2001).

>Click here to watch a short clip from the performance "The Problem (Homage to Dietmar Kamper)" (2001).


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Peter Sloterdijk.

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Dietmar Kamper.

> Jan Fabre.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Jan Fabre – Stigmata, Actions & Performances 1976-2013. M HKA, Antwerpen, 24 April 2015 - 26 July 2015.

Related Items

>Jan Fabre, Dung Beetle with Frog's Legs, 1993.Mixed Media, soil, wood, dung beetle and frog's legs, 22 x 80 x 60.5 cm.