GOSEE: Lebanese artist, actor and playwright, Rabih Mroue presents ‘The Pixelated Revolution’ @Whitechapel Gallery

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77-82 Whitechapel Gallery High Street London E1 7QX. Zilkha Auditorium, Friday 19 July, 7pm – 8pm. Artist talk from 3-4

Lebanese artist, actor and playwright Rabih Mroué stages his non-academic lecture, addressing the use of mobile phone cameras to capture first-hand accounts of the Syrian revolution. Preceded by artist talk.

“Syrians are filming their own death”
, that is how the Pixelated Revolution begins, aiming to study the various tips and directions on mobile phone documentation, as shared via the medium of Facebook and other virtual communication tools during the first year’s events of the Syrian revolution.

It begins from the point of how Syrians are recording their images “now and here” and reflects on the relationship of this act of photographic documentation with death, and how we perceive these videos “now but there”…

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).

Ticket information:

Artist’s talk, 3pm : £8/£6 concessions (£4 Members).* Click here to book tickets for the talk only.

Performance, 7pm: £8/£6 concessions (£4 Members).* Click on ‘Choose tickets’ (top) to book tickets for the performance only.

Both events: £16/£12 concessions (£8 Members).* Click here to book combined tickets for both events.

*Proof of concessions and membership to be presented upon arrival.

About VC Maurer

VC Maurer, is an aspiring art critic, columnist, and art journalist. With a dual degree in Art History and Religious Studies, she also obtains a masters degree in Curating Contemporary Design from London, UK. Currently she lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, BK.

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