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Rabih Mroué

Looking for a Missing Employee and The Pixelated Revolution, Walker Commission/US Debut Tour

Part of Out There 2012: Global Visionaries

“[He is] to Beirut what the Wooster Group is to New York: a blend of avant-garde innovation, conceptual complexity and political urgency, all grounded in earthy humor.” —New York Times

In his US debut tour, Rabih Mroué illuminates the elusive nature of personal and national memory with Looking for a Missing Employee, a riveting and timely performance puzzle. Using video with multicamera live feeds, he brilliantly merges storytelling, historic detritus, and live sketch art. Is it truth or fiction? You decide as he sweeps you along in this tale that unearths the mutable realities of daily life in his homeland and the ever-increasing skepticism around Middle Eastern leadership. Mroué also presents his latest short piece, The Pixelated Revolution, a work-in-progress co-commissioned by the Walker, on Saturday, January 14, as part of Inside Out There.

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Rabih Mroué is the recipient of the 2010 Spalding Gray Award from PS 122, the Andy Warhol Museum, On the Boards, and the Walker Art Center.

Support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Producers’ Council members Leni and David Moore, Jr./The Moore Family Fund for the Arts of The Minneapolis Foundation.