Rabih Mroué: The Pixelated Revolution

Rabih Mroué: The Pixelated Revolution

An exhibition of video footage taken on mobile phones by Syrian civilians during the ongoing revolution. In what has been described as a ‘double shooting’, civilians shoot at army snipers with their phone cameras in an attempt to bear witness and hold the snipers to account by posting their actions on the web.

Rabih Mroué has culled images from You Tube, then zooms in to scrutinise snipers features, only to see them pixelate into abstraction the closer he searches for their identity. Alongside film footage and photography, we screen Mroué’s lecture that delves into the many issues surrounding the Syrian protestors’ recording of their own reality for the rest of the world to see.

Rabih Mroué plays out the role of selector,  interpreter and commentator as he attempts to further understand these double shootings.

Living in Beirut, Lebannon, Mroué brings together performance art, critical theatre and visual art, crossing discliplinary boundaries and shifting the role of the artist.

The Pixelated Revolution was previously shown at Documenta 13, Kassell, Germany in 2012.

 

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