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FFF | Rabih Mroué: Pixelated Revolution

4 - 5 May 2014
19:00
5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop
The internationally celebrated Lebanese artist makes his Greek debut with two singular spectacles.
Ticket: 12€ | Concs 10€ | Unemployed 5€
Day offer (2 performances by Rabih Mroue) : 20€ / Concs 14€ / OCC Friends 20€
Pixelated Revolution

The internationally celebrated Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué makes his Greek debut with two singular spectacles. The first is the much-acclaimed Pixelated Revolution (2012), a talk/performance its creator describes as “anti-academic” which starts with the observation that “The Syrian people is filming its own death”. Rabih Mroué’s work is a comment on eye-witness records of the cold-blooded murder of unarmed civilians in the city of Homs, Syria, and the subsequent reproduction of these videos and photographs on the Internet and social networks. Combining bitterness with irony and a newsreader-style delivery, Mroué highlights an unexpected link with the Danish Dogma ’95 cinema movement and its arguments in favour of a transgressively amateurish aesthetic. Throughout the course of the performance, the viewer’s gaze identifies both with that of the amateur filmmaker and that of the sniper whose bullet brings the filming to a stop permanently. The first version of Pixelated Revolution was presented at the recent Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany.

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IN ENGLISH WITH GREEK SUBTITLES

A non-academic lecture by Rabih Mroué (2012)
Language: English
Duration: around 60 min.

Translated to English by Ziad Nawfal

Co-produced by: Berlin Documentary Forum – HKW/ Berlin, dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, The 2010 Spalding gray Award (Performing Space 122 in New York, The Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburg, On the Boards in Seattle and the Walker art Center in Minneapolis).

Rabih Mroue would like to thank: Lina Saneh, Tony Chakar, Sarmad Louis, Hito Steyerl, Elia Suleiman, Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas, Walid Raad, Bilal Khbeiz, Yousef  Tohme, Paul Khodr, Christine Tohme, Manal Khader, Ziad Nawfal, Bernard Khoury, Stefan Tarnowski, Raseel Hadjian and Jowe Harfouche and also Ashkal Alwan, Beirut Art Center and Kalamon, Beirut.

See also Riding on a Cloud, the second spectacle with which the internationally celebrated Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué makes his Greek debut.
RELEVANT EVENTS

4 - 5 May 2014

21:00 Upper Stage
Ticket: 15€ | Concs 10€ | Unemployed 5€
Day offer (2 performances by Rabih Mroue) : 20€ / Concs 14€ / OCC Friends 20€

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