27.04.2008 | HAU 2, Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Make Me Stop Smoking—a presentation of ideas under study

Sunday, April 27, 2008 / 8 pm

HAU 2, Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg, U1/U6 Hallesches Tor

What happens when a lost landscape is re-appropriated through its archived representation? In his performance Make Me Stop Smoking, Rabih Mroué reconstructs Lebanon’s radical, heterogeneous landscape, destroyed by crises and wars. With the aid of countless anonymous and personal documents, videos, photos, newspaper clippings, and eyewitness reports, he pieces together a complex system of meandering narrations. In so doing, he both questions the veracity and cogency of the archive documents and the validity of the reconstruction of ”reality.” Rabih Mroué, born 1967 in Beirut (RL) is an actor, director, and playwright and a contributing editor to TDR (The Drama Review). He has been putting on his own plays, performances, and videos since 1990. He lives and works in Beirut (RL).


10th Berlin Biennale