Schuldfabrik - Pop-up human soap store
A performative installation where “guilt” and “debt” are the raw materials that get manufactured, treated and objectified.
"Schuld" is a German term that implements two different yet related meanings: "guilt" as a moral duty and "debt" as an economical obligation. Schuldfabrik explores the conflict between these notions and the potential valorization of guilt.
At the moment of birth, one is endowed with "luggage"; a patrimony of past, historic or religious events that influence the entire life. Hetzel starts from his very own guilt "package" and expands it to his fellow citizens. In Schuldfabrik he explores various forms of cleansing to wash away the stains of guilt by proposing contemporary forms of indulgence trade. "Schuld" is a resource that can be capitalized.
Schuldfabrik is a performative installation where "guilt" and "debt" are the raw materials that get manufactured, treated and objectified. Schuldfabrik exists as a multi-room parkour; a concept store, a soap factory a beauty clinic and a confessionary. The installation has several entrances yet no way out. In Schuldfabrik the collective obligation to remember is put into dialogue with the individual right to forget. Wash the pain away!
TUE 21 NOV closed
WED 22 NOV: 17h - 21h TICKETS
THU 23 NOV: 17h - 21h TICKETS
FRI 24 NOV: 17h - 21h TICKETS
SAT 25 NOV: 15h - 21h TICKETS
You can use your 5xCAMPO. Don't forget to bring it with you.
IN DUTCH & ENGLISH / ON LOCATION: Carrington, Burgstraat 18k, 9000 Gent / 60 minutes
in copresentation with Vooruit
There will also be a Post-Show discussion of Schuldfabrik on Saturday 25th at 6pm in WIN, with the artist Julian Hetzel. He will be joined by a small group of experts in the areas of justice, guilt, debt and forgiveness. It will be chaired by Edit Torzs, Executive Director of The European Forum for Restorative Justice, featuring, Dramaturg Miguel Melgares, and other experts.