Spielart - Riding on a cloud

With RIDING ON A CLOUD the Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué has created perhaps his most personal and warmhearted work. Rabih's brother Yasser Mroué was wounded during the civil war and as a result lost his ability to speak properly. Apparently he recognizes objects but not their image anymore. A physician advised him at the time to make films in order to retrain this ability. Onstage Yasser shows us his videos and tells us his story, mixing personal memories with his subjective view of the political development in Lebanon. In addition, during the SPIELART festival his new production ODE OF JOY will be performed at Kammerspiele.

Rabih Mroué is a theater director, actor, artist and playwright. His theater-based works include videos and installations. In the latter he often integrates photographic and text elements. Mroué is an editor of The Drama Review (New York) and the quarterly magazine Kalamon (Beirut). He is a co-founder and member of the board of the Beirut Art Center (BAC), and he has been a member of the international research seminar »The Interlocking of Theater Cultures« at the Freie Universität Berlin since 2013. His works have received several awards and were exhibited at dOCUMENTA (13); ICP Triennial; CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo; MoMa; and Centre Pompidou.