The Pixelated Revolution is a lecture-performance by artist Rabih Mroué about the use of mobile phones during the Syrian Revolution. The lecture looks at the central role that the photographs taken with these devices played in informing and mobilizing people during the revolutionary events, due to their ability to be shared and spread through virtual and viral communication platforms. A reception will take place on Saturday October 25 at 7 pm as part of the public day of the "A Culture Beyond Crisis?" workshop and symposium.
Rabih Mroué is an actor, director, playwright and a TDR Contributing Editor. In 1990 he began putting on his own plays, performances, and videos. Continuously searching for new and contemporary relations among all the different elements and languages of the theatre art forms, Mroué questions the definitions of theatre and the relationship between space and form of the performance and, consequently, questions how the performer relates with the audience. His works deal with the issues that have been swept under the table in the current political climate of Lebanon. He draws much-needed attention to the broader political and economic contexts by means of a semi-documentary theatre.