The Problem (Homage to Dietmar Kamper)

Peter SloterdijkDietmar KamperJan Fabre


Performance, 00:30:00.

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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