I declare my resignation from Mankind

…when I was 20 years old, I could no longer stand to be a member of Mankind. I wrote a declaration: “Herewith I declare my resignation from Mankind. Sincerely, Peter Kubelka.” But I could not implement the consequences, because if I step out of Mankind, where do I step to? There is nowhere else. I do feel like I wouldn’t like to be a member of this civilization, or of my community. But there is no way out. You can kill yourself, but that doesn’t change anything.

His African Journey: An Interview with Peter Kubelka by Scott MacDonald and Peter Kubelka. Film Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 3 (Spring, 2004), pp. 2-12.