There Will Be Light
An Open Conversation about Wealth Distribution

April 28th, 18:30-20:30h
Location: WEST Den Haag, Lange Voorhout 102, The Hague
Tickets: Pay what you want

‘There Will Be Light’ is the new project by Studio Julian Hetzel to premiere at West Den Haag from 22 - 30 April. The project repurposes cultural money as a basic income given to one person for one year. A performance about the precarious economy of hope.

In the context of ‘There Will Be Light’, on April 28th, Studio Julian Hetzel i.c.w. West Den Haag organise an open conversation with Denise Harleman from Collectief Kapitaal to discuss some pressing questions around wealth distribution and Universal Basic Income. We welcome anyone to join and think with us.

Can we enact utopia here and now?
How to re-define work, how to re-think labour?
Is a philanthropic gesture an act of solidarity?
How can we overcome power dynamics?
How can we deconstruct the narrative surrounding poverty in the Netherlands?

The evening gives room for an in-depth conversation between audience, artists, experts from the arts, academia and everyday life. Let’s open up the discussion. Let’s gather, talk, and think together.

About Studio Julian Hetzel
Julian Hetzel works as performance maker, musician and visual artist. He develops works along the intersection of theatre, music and media that have a political dimension and a documentary approach. He is artistic director of Studio Julian Hetzel, an Utrecht based organisation that realises and produces his artistic work. Hetzels creations are produced internationally. His work has been presentend in more than 20 countries all around the world. In 2017 Hetzel received the VSCD-Mimeprijs for The Automated Sniper (by Frascati producties and ism & heit). In 2019 All Inclusive (by CAMPO and Ism & heit) was part of the official selection of the Nederlands Theaterfestival. SELF by Julian Hetzel was the national entry of the Netherlands at the Prague Quadrennial 2019. In August 2019 Hetzel presented three works at the Venice Biennale del Teatro. Julian Hetzel is associated artist at Kunstencentrum CAMPO Gent (BE). Since 2021 Studio Julian Hetzel receives structural funding from Fonds Podiumkunsten (FPK) and the City of Utrecht.

About Collectief Kapitaal
Collectief Kapitaal started as a social-financial experiment on financial (in)security. The project started in the summer of 2021 when 100 people contributed €400 each to offer to five other people €1000 for eight months. Apart from the legal frameworks, no conditions are attached to the use of this income; it doesn't matter what choices are made, it's about the possibility of choices. By keeping track of how the experiment goes, Collective Capital not only tries to improve the living standards: in the long run it also wants to connect the knowledge gained from the process with the ‘system-world’. Collectief Kapitaal is an independent experiment, working together with partners, including: the Municipality of Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin, Nibud, Protestant Diaconie and

More speakers will be announced