Fotograf Magazine

Rabih Mroué

The Pixelated Revolution

Can one shoot or photograph one’s own death? It is difficult to answer such a question, not least since when it is being asked the interviewee is as a rule already not among the living. The Lebanese theater director and visual artist Rabih Mroué attempted to provide an answer on behalf of many of the authors of records of the last moments of their lives in his current project, entitled
The Pixelated Revolution. Using examples of videos and photographs taken by Syrian protesters during the events of the Arab Spring, he illustrates new ways and functions of using technical images. His work is an examination of the role of images, citizen journalism and the amateur documentation of protests and clashes with the regime.

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