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Mount Average

Mount Average

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

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.

Photo: Thomas Dhanens
"With Mount Average, Hetzel adds another exciting, ambiguous work to his oeuvre. – ★★★★☆"
- NRC Handelsblad, Sander Janssens Read more
"The installatie Mount Average calls for reflection. ★★★★☆"
- De Volkskrant, Karin Veraart Read more
"Playful tour in the factory of the future."
- Theaterkrant, Moos van den Broek Read more
"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 Read more
"The wall between the theater and the street should disappear – A conversation with Julian Hetzel"
- Mister Motley, Milo Vermeire Read more
"We ordered a head of Adolf Hitler in bronze and I have to admit that fascism was too hard to break because a bronze statue was really a tough thing to grind."
- Interview with Julian Hetzel - SPRING Podcast Listen

Director: Julian Hetzel
Performer: Kristien De Proost, Pitcho Womba Konga & Jana De Kockere
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

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

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