Show / Concert
Qui a peur de la représentation ?26 - 29 Sep 2007
The event is over
Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh confront silence and proscription with a bold stab at representation - which, in Arabic, means both interpreting and harming the body. They set out to confront artist's initiatives in the 1960s-1980s (Joseph Beuys, Orlan, Marina Abramovic, etc.) with the realities of Lebanon's civil war. The result, Qui a peur de la représentation ? (Who is afraid of representation?) is a funny and bold switch from conference to performance and raises a number of questions. 'Where do artists fit into a fragile country scarred by civil war?' and 'where do individuals fit into a society governed by omnipotent religious communities?' are two of them.