Julian Rosefeldt

Julian Rosefeldt makes breath-taking, visually stunning film installations. In music and film, his work Euphoria presents a wide range of statements about capitalism, from Karl Marx and Ayn Rand to Mick Jagger, and makes both the ‘euphoric’ and destructive sides of consumerism tangible.

The large-scale, immersive film installation can be seen in Amsterdam’s enormous Central Market Hall. Texts about economy and capitalism are spoken and sung by critically acclaimed performers like Giancarlo Esposito, Virginia Newcomb, filmed at impressive locations. Cate Blanchett provides the voice for a talking, singing tiger. They are musically supported, in surround video, by a hundred and fifty young singers from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and further aided by five celebrated contemporary jazz drummers, including Terri Lyne Carrington and Antonio Sanchez.

Rosefeldt incorporates existing texts from literature, politics and pop culture in his installations, which include the successful Manifesto with actress Cate Blanchett (Holland Festival 2017), and brings these to life in a new context. The real and imagined scenes play out in unexpected settings full of subtle cinematographic details, which invariably results in surreal sequences that leave a deep impression on the audience.

Commissioned and Produced by Park Avenue Armory

Co-Commissioned by Holland Festival, Ruhrtriennale Festival of the Arts, RISING Melbourne in Association with Sydney Festival, and Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

Meet the artist Julian Rosefeldt: Sat 10 June, 10:15 pm, Centrale Markthal


June 9: 20:00-22:00, June 10-25: 11.40-22:00 walk-in every 20 minutes


  • default € 16
  • HF Young € 10
  • CJP/student/scholar € 8
  • series ticket € 14,40

language & duration

  • English surtitles: Dutch

  • 1 hour 53 minutes

za 10 juni, 22:15 - Meet Julian Rosefeldt
Do you have a burning question to ask Julian Rosefeldt? Then this is the moment. You can meet the artist after his performance. Under the guidance of a moderator, the audience can ask questions about Euphoria, other work or the maker’s background. There will also be room to share your experience after seeing the performance. The Meet the Artist sessions are a great opportunity for both seasoned visitors and newcomers to get to know the Holland Festival’s makers better. Other artists in this series include Lukas Avendaño, Romeo Castellucci and Nadia Beugré.

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  • © Julian Rosefeldt

  • © Julian Rosefeldt

  • © Julian Rosefeldt

  • © Julian Rosefeldt

  • Julian Rosefeldt, director

    © Veronika Bures


text Julian Rosefeldt direction Julian Rosefeldt Julian Rosefeldt music Samy Moussa executive producer Wassili Zygouris executive producer Kiev Anastasiya Bukovska, Tatyana Kurmaz, Family Production executive producer New York Christian Detres, See The Tree Productions executive producer Sofia Konstantina Manolova, Solent Film cinematography Christoph Krauss set design Nadja Götze costumes Daniela Backes, Bina Daigeler wig and make-up artist Julia Böhm, Katharina Thieme, Sonia Salazar-Delgado choreography, bank scene Richard Siegal sound recording David Hilgers, Oliver Göbel, Ludwig Fiedler sound Thomas Appel editing Bobby Good dramaturgy Tobias Staab text collages Julian Rosefeldt, Tobias Staab dramaturgical advice Janaina Pessoa assistant director Denis Sonin, Ires Jung casting Casandra Han concept music Julian Rosefeldt composition Samy Moussa extra music Cassie Kinoshi Brooklyn Youth Chorus Director Dianne Berkun Menaker music production Ed Williams, Dianne Berkun Menaker sound engineer music recording Isaiah Abolin cast Giancarlo Esposito, Virginia Newcomb, Ayesha Jordan, Kate Strong, Jeff Wood, Erik Hansen, Tim Williams, Jeff Burrell, Robert Bronzi, Rocio Rodriguez-Inniss, Dora Zygouri, Esther Odumade, Tia Murrell, Asa Ali, Luis Rosefeldt, Richard Siegal, Nena Sorzano, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Jared Brown and the voice of Cate Blanchett and Terri Lyne Carrington, Peter Erskine, Yissey Garcia, Eric Harland, Antonio Sanchez, Brooklyn Youth Chorus commissioned and produced by Park Avenue Armory co-commissioned by Holland Festival, Ruhrtriennale, Rising: Melbourne in collaboration with Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte made possible with a donation by Robert Alten, Frank Arents, Richard de Baan, M. Been, Marieke Bemelman, Len van den Berg, Benien van Berkel, H.J. Biemond, Cornelie Bierens de Haan, Hein Bijl, Ellen Birnie, Norbert Bode, A. Bol, I.D.M. Booij, Montina Braaksma, J.J.M. Brakenhoff, Joris Brandt, Andre Broekmans, Marijke Brinkman, Tineke Brinks, Anke Brus, Ina Buitendijk, Carien Dagnelie, Luitje Douma, Koos van der Ende, Evelien Eshuis, Johan Geerts, Fienie Gerekink, Rob Gras, Yvonne Greuter, Erica Groet, A. van den Hanenberg, Sietze Haringa, Meike Hartelust, M.M. Hartman, Servaas Hensen, Jane van Herwijnen, Yasmin Hilberdink, Michael Jas, Jeroen Ketting, Rob Kloet, Kris Kohlstrand, Jory de Koning, Leonie Kruizenga, Johanna Kuijpers, Sophie Lambo, Erik Leferink, Ton Liefaard, Anne van der Linden-Taverne, Johnna Malpass, Pierre Mehlkopf, Ellen Meijerse, Rene Mendel, Evelyne Merkx, Marijke Naber, Martin Niemeijer, Annette Oostvogel-vangent, Yolande van Reijen, Peter Rijnsburger, Nelleke Sloos, G.P. van der Sman, Marianne Smit, Ingeborg Snelleman, Merlijn Snitker, J. Sparreboom, Eva de Swaan, Catherine ten Bruggencate, Peter Timmerman, Joseph Upham, A. van Veen, Sjoerd Vellenga, Theo Veltman, Lisa van de Ven, Wieke Verbeek, Hans Verdaasdonk, Niek Verhoeff, Eric Verouden, Willem Verstraaten, Annemiek van Vliet, Raymond van Vliet, May van der Vossen, Arie Vreugdenhil, Sabine Vroom, Barbara Vroom-Cramer, Egbert Wolf, Hans Wolff, Annette Zahn, Marja Zeegers, and donors who wish to remain anonymous

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