The Pixelated Revolution
Rabih Mroué (Beirut, Lebanon)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, grunt gallery and the Contemporary Art Gallery
January 24, 2012 8:00pm
The Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street.
Artist meet & greet with Rabih Mroué
Jan 28 from 4-6pm, grunt gallery (116-350 East 2nd Ave)
Looking for a Missing Employee
January 26-28, 2012 8:00pm
The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews.
The Pixelated Revolution is a lecture-performance Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué about the usage of mobile phones during the Syrian revolution. It is a work-in-progress that examines the recent phenomenon of photographs broadcast and shared via Facebook and other virtual communication tools as a means of messaging about these events to a broader public.
>>[Mroué is] to Beirut what the Wooster Group is to New York: a blend of avant-garde innovation, conceptual complexity and political urgency, all grounded in earthy humor.<< The New York Times
Rabih Mroué is a Lebanese actor, director, and playwright. The winner of the 2010 Spalding Gray Award, his storytelling pits facts against made-up truths and propaganda that are imbued with a peculiar sense of humor and a visual sensibility honed from years as a visual artist. By means of a semi-documentary style theatre, Mroué's often-controversial work draws attention to issues and events that have been swept under the rug in the current political climate of the Middle East.
This North American tour includes stops at P.S. 122 (New York), Walker Art Centre (Minneapolis), On The Boards (Seattle) and The Warhol (Pittsburgh).