Mount Average

Mount Average is about the struggle of how we deal with the past and how history carved in stone becomes a problem today.

Mount Average is a factory that works with monuments of leaders, politicians and intellectuals. From Leopold II, to Hitler or Colbert. The monuments are the “raw material” for a process of transformation. Mount Average is a highly efficient factory that produces nothing. It is about an ongoing process of creating and deconstructing. About doing and not doing. About finding and letting go. The factory sets a process in motion that revolves around becoming.

           Photos by Tina Herbots

Part of the official jury selection of the Dutch Theater Festival 2021.

Premiere: October 8th 2020, Festival Actoral – La Criée Marseille, FR

Performer: Kristien De Proost, Pitcho Womba Konga & Jana De Kockere
Director: Julian Hetzel
Dramaturge: Miguel Angel Melgares
Artistic advice: Sodja Lotker
Production coordinator: Wim Clapdorp
Technician: Jannes Dierynck, Piet Depoortere
Tour management / Production assistant: Leen de Broe, Valentine Galeyn
Assistant scenographer: Pleun Verhees

Production: Ism & Heit (NL) i.a.w. CAMPO Gent (BE)
Coproduction: Frascati Amsterdam, Standplaats Utrecht, SPRING Festival Utrecht, Schauspiel Leipzig (DE)

With the support of: Fonds Podiumkunsten NL, Fonds21, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, The Kickstart Cultuurfonds, Flemish Community & City of Ghent

With this piece, Hetzel adds another exciting, ambiguous work to his oeuvre.” – ★★★★☆ – NRC Handelsblad

The installatie Mount Average calls for reflection.” ★★★★☆ – De Volkskrant 

Playful tour in the factory of the future.” Theaterkrant 

This project also aims to stimulate the process of transformation, the process of looking how a negative resource or trauma can be used in a pro-active way. It kinds of provide a new perspective or at least something for the present to work with.” – KLAP