ABSENT BUT LIABLE TO COME BACK
The workshop will focus on the idea of absence, reflecting upon it by raising questions of how one could deal with topics like disappearance, void, memory, rumors, war and death.
The absence as possibility to play on the notions of truth and untruth, reality and fiction, to blur the traces, passing from one side to the other without borders, reversing the signs, stirring up the norms and shaking up certainty, discovering the role of politics in order to create a new ‘unreal’ reality or a virtual one.
The participants are invited to give their thoughts and work, together or separately, on proposals that deal with absence and departure from their own experiences and their particular circumstances.
Rabih Mroué. Born in Beirut and currently living in Berlin, Mroué is a theatre director, actor, visual artist and playwright. He is the co-founder of the Beirut Art Center (BAC), and a contributing editor for TDR/ The Drama Review. He has performed and exhibited internationally including dOCUMENTA (13), MoMa, and Centre Pompidou.