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Rabih Mroué, Sand in the Eyes

Su 26 Nov 2023 14:00 – 16:00, Performance-lecture - West Den Haag

In this session Rabih Mroué will present his non-academic lecture Sand in the Eyes and will enter into a dialogue with art curator and critic Nat Muller, photographer Andrea Stultiens and art historian Sven Lütticken.

In Sand in the Eyes Rabih Mroué explores the image politics of ISIS videos in contrast with videos shot by drones. Based on research material comprised of recruiting videos secured by the officers of the German Intelligence Services, Mroué asks not only what these videos reveal about their producers or the videos’ capacity to document killing, but also questions the politics inherent in dealing with these videos from the point of view of the state and society.

Sand in the Eyes is what Mroué calls a ‘non-academic lecture’, it is followed by an interview and panel discussion.

This session is organized in collaboration with the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS). Rabih Mroué’s visit has been carried in coordination with ACPA’s Minor Creative Strategies for a Society in Change.


Rabih Mroué, born in Beirut and currently living in Berlin, is a theatre director, actor, visual artist and playwright. He is a contributing editor for The Drama Review /TDR (New York) and co-founder 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 a theatre-director at Münchner Kammerspiele from 2015 -2019. His works include: Hartakāt (2023), Sunny Sunday (2020), Borborygmus (2019), So Little time (2016), Ode to Joy (2015), Riding on a cloud (2013), 33 RPM and a Few Seconds (2012), The Inhabitants of images (2008).

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