All Inclusive

«All Inclusive» is a performance about the aesthetisation of violence.

Exploring the paradoxical principle of “creation through destruction”, Hetzel imported several kilos of debris from a conflict zone in Syria to central Europe. These remnants of the war have now been transformed into art.

While the destruction of monuments and iconic images have become tools of strategic warfare, the museum became an extension of the battlefield. Here the aesthetisation of violence is made visible and turned into products. What if the souvenirs are actually trophies?

«All Inclusive» juxtaposes art and war, tourists and refugees, reality and imagination in a journey through a temporary exhibition space. The audience is invited to watch a visit through a museum where reality strikes back. What if we could capitalize empathy by making people watch people?

Premiere: September 20th, 2018 at Frascati Amsterdam, NL

Director: Julian Hetzel
Dramaturge: Miguel Angel Melgares
Artistic advice: Sodja Lotker
Performers: Kristien de Proost, Edoardo Ripani, Geert Belpaeme

Executive producer: CAMPO, Gent

Co-produced by: Frascati Amsterdam, Schauspiel Leipzig, Kammerspiele München, Stichting Ism & Heit Utrecht.

Official Jury selection of the Nederlands Theaterfestival 2019

“A performance as brilliant as it is painful, an attack on our own morality.” – ★★★★★ – Theaterkrant

“All Inclusive by Julian Hetzel is a confident performance about the boundary between engagement and empathy porn. The casting of Kristien De Proost is a masterstroke.” – ★★★★☆ – NRC

“Julian Hetzel presents another politically charged performance at the intersection of theater and visual arts.” – ★★★★☆ – Knack Focus

“All inclusive offers painfully recognizable scenes, where you have to laugh as often as you frown. Hetzel unmasks the often too grandiose intentions of art and casts a critical light on the thin line between engagement and exploitation, including his own.” – ★★★★☆ De Standard