A filmed version of the recent stage performance of Odd Nerdrum’s play “The Last Days of Immanuel Kant” is now available on Vimeo with english subtitles.
The theatre play, which was directed by Aftur Spildo Nerdrum and Adara Ryum. was performed at TBS Gallery in Oslo, 2. September 2020.
Immanuel Kant — Per Christian Ellefsen
Han van Meegeren — Öde Spildo Nerdrum
Lampe — Fredrik Hermansen
Adolf Lenke — Jonathan Chedeville
The maid — Aftur Spildo Nerdrum
Headmaster Knott Knott — Elias Peña Corral
Just like Ebenezer Scrooge, the national romantic philosopher Immanuel Kant is confronted with the sins of the past when Han van Meegeren’s ghost shows up in his house in the middle of the night.
Kant finds himself in a situation where he is forced to take a stand on his mystical ideas about Art and his forbidden, homoerotic longings. An inner conflict between the bourgeois, christian ethics and primal, human impulses are recurring themes throughout the play.
“The Last Days of Immanuel Kant” challenges the academic, elite view of the German thinker’s philosophy, whose legacy is still disputed: Was he a champion of reason or the all-destroyer?
(Photo: Per Christian Ellefsen as Immanuel Kant)