Rabih Mroué will present the first live performance of his recent film Our Hirāk: The Tishreen Revolution, exploring the events that occurred in Beirut in 2019—which were catalyzed by a video of a woman kicking Education Minister Akram Chehayeb’s body-guard in the groin going viral—as a series of feminist and queer led uprisings.
Tuesday, Nov. 7: 6pm
Our Hirāk: The Tishreen Revolution
Rabih Mroué will present the first live performance of his recent film Our Hirāk: The Tishreen Revolution, exploring the events that occurred in Beirut in 2019—which were catalyzed by a video of a woman kicking Education Minister Akram Chehayeb’s body-guard in the groin going viral—as a series of feminist and queer led uprisings, performed by performer Aaina Amin.
About Rabih Mroué
Rabih Mroué, born in Beirut and lives in Berlin, is a theatre director, actor, visual artist and playwright. Rooted in theatre, his work includes videos and installation art. In 1990, he began putting on his own plays, performances, and videos. Continuously searching for an alternative and contemporary relations among all the different elements and languages of the theatre art forms, Mroué questions the definitions of theatre and its relationship with the other art-mediums and performing practiced. He is a contributing editor for The Drama Review (New York). He is also a co-founder and a board member of the Beirut Art Center (BAC). He was a fellow at The International Research Center: Interweaving Performance Cultures/ FU/Berlin from 2013-2014. He has been working as theatre director at Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich) from 2015 to 2019. He has performed and exhibited internationally including dOCUMENTA (13) - Kassel, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo - Madrid, The ICP Triennial and MoMa - New York, Centre Pompidou—Paris, SALT—Istanbul, Reina Sofia, among others.
Protest and Performance: A Way of Life is supported by the Ford Foundation and as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Aaina Amin is a drama queen based in NYC. She has a background in political organizing and is currently studying to be a psychotherapist.
Senior Program Advisor and Curator at Large: Defne Ayas
Senior Curator: Kathy Noble
Hartwig Art Foundation Curatorial Fellow: Sakhi Gcina
Performa Biennial 2023 Baltic Fellow: Tina Petersone