Creation through (de)construction. This paradoxical principle is the starting point for All Inclusive. We all know the recent images of iconoclasts in Iraq and Syria, where iconic heritage was demolished. What if such images of destruction, which we can’t forget, have become tools of strategic warfare? What if the museum has become an extension of the battlefield?
In All Inclusive Julian Hetzel continues his critical research on warfare by making visible the aesthetization as well as the capitalisation of violence. All Inclusive juxtaposes art and war, tourists and refugees, reality and imagination towards a comprehensive yet ambiguous journey through an imaginary museum. A museum where reality strikes back. What if the souvenirs are actually trophies?
Julian Hetzel (Germany, 1981) studied visual communication at the Bauhaus University Weimar (2008) before continuing his studies on the master’s programme at DasArts. While still studying, he stood out with the hotly debated performance The Benefactor (2011). In the spring of 2017, he received the VSCD Mime Award for The Automated Sniper.
His work is well thought-out, provocative, socially committed and accessible and operates at the intersection of theatre, performance, media, music and visual art.