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?
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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?
concept & direction Julian Hetzel dramaturgy Miguel Angel Melgares artistic advice Sodja Lotker performers Kristien de Proost, Edoardo Ripani, Geert Belpaeme & local extras production CAMPO coproduction Frascati Producties, Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Leipzig
Julian Hetzel studied visual communication at the Bauhaus University Weimar, then relocated to Amsterdam to continue his education on the master’s course of the AHK DasArts. During these studies, he stood out with hotly debated performances such as PrENTER (2008), which was shown at the ARS Electronica festival 2008 in Linz, and The Benefactor (2011). In 2016 he set up Ism & Heit as a structure for the development of his artistic work, from a base in Utrecht. For Frascati Producties, he created an adaptation of his graduation show I’m Not Here, Says The Void and in 2017 The Automated Sniper. Hetzel is now also a frequently seen guest at international festivals. From 2018, he has been an associated artist with the CAMPO arts centre in Ghent. Julian Hetzel is also the founder and drummer of the band Pentatones.