Agency from Beyond the Grave: A Case study of the Documentary and Dramatic aspects of Rabih Mroué’s Pixelated Revolution

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The article is a case study of the Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué’s documentary installation Pixelated Revolution from 2012. The work is based on the net-distributed mobile telephone recordings of sniper victims during the Syrian Civil War. Focus here is on the relation between factual and dramatic elements in what could be termed ‘the expanded field’ of documentary (Krauss). How does the artist frame the evidence? In which ways does this lend agency to the victims? And how are we challenged as spectators to these desperate documentations?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiscursive Framings of Human Rights : Negotiating Agency and Victimhood
EditorsKaren-Margrethe Simonsen, Jonas Ross Kjærgaard
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationAbingdin/New York
PublisherRoutledge
Publication year30 Aug 2016
Pages232-246
Chapter15
ISBN (print)9781138944503
ISBN (electronic)978315671857
StatePublished - 30 Aug 2016

    Keywords

  • Documentary, Representation, Human Rights, Activism, Rabih Mroue, Reenactment

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