The Erotic Man
3. November 2010

The elder gentleman, the anthropologist, has an entire life’s collection of erotic moments. He has written many poems where he steps back into the observer’s distance of the erotic. It has been his gift to master a double grasp on the erotic situation: To live it fully and to observe it at the same time. He studied eroticism framing sexual desire and has caught its circling dramaturgy. He has experimented with watching a burning hot material with the coolness of distance. Now late in his life he feels he doesn’t have the energy to maintain the double grasp, but he continues to see eroticism for his inner eye as an unbroken stream of moods and emotions. He feels a need to finish the work, organize his collection of moments.


Jørgen Leth

Mikael Bertelsen