Sand in the Eyes

Rabih Mroué
For many years, Rabih Mroué has been dealing with images of violence, the mechanisms of martyrdom worship and political propaganda. For “Sand in the Eyes” he collected images and recruiting videos of extremists and held talks with the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Germany. The focus is on videos especially tailored to the viewing habits of young people. What do these videos reveal about those who produce them? And how do they succeed in recruiting young people for terrorist causes?
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In english language with german surtitles


ca. 1:05, no break


Direction and Performance: Rabih Mroué
Translation: Lisa Wegener
Surtitles: Yvonne Griesel

A production by Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, as part of the project „100 Jahre Gegenwart“, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, in co-production with Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

Artists‘ workshop with Rabih Mroué

From 26th to 28th February 2019 the Artists‘ workshop with Rabih Mroué will take place. The workshop NEW FAKES deals with narratives, everyday experiences and body languages in order to create alternative strategies in doing performances and art projects. This workshop is aimed at professional artists from all genres. Further information