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The Pixelated Revolution

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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.

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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.

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FREE

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This North American tour includes stops at P.S. 122 (New York), Walker Art Centre (Minneapolis), On The Boards (Seattle) and The Warhol (Pittsburgh).

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