Money Performance

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Jan Fabre

1979

Performance, 00:50:00.
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12.9.1979
Antwerpen, Ankerrui Theatre

Om de ambigue positie dat geld inneemt in deze samenleving aan te kaarten speelt Jan Fabre met het geld van zijn publiek in deze performance. Na enkele symbolische acties  met het entreegeld verbrandt hij het geld waarop het publiek furieus het podium bestormt. 

'MY BODY IS A BATTLEFIELD.
My ribs hurt
and I'm covered in bruises.
I wear with pride
the blue medals I received
for my Money Performance.'

(Jan Fabre, Antwerp, 13 September 1979)

'It's 4:30 in the morning now.
It was intense.
It was an experience, my Money Performance.
I can't sleep from excitement.
Because I have the feeling my emotions
are in a mixer.
I'm still quivering inside.
From what? 

From pain, because the audience
kicked and hit me?
From fear and a sense of cowardliness
because I was scared?
But the most important is
the feeling of happiness and triumph.
SIMPLY BY THE FACT OF DOING IT!'

(Jan Fabre, Antwerp, 12 September 1979)

 

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