Three mysterious occurrences in a city haunted by images, of people known to me, and others unknown. Images abandoned by their occupants; some have become ruins. An image is invaded, a new face moves in—sometimes an ally, sometimes an old foe. One vanishes, while another travels from one picture to another
The Inhabitants of Images is the title of a novel by Mohamad Abi Samra, published by Dar An-Nahar in 2003. It has now moved into the title of a work by Rabih Mroué, without the permission of the author.
The Inhabitants of Images is a video-lecture, co-production between Tanzquartier-Wien, Bidoun magazine, and Ashkal Alwan / Beirut.
Rabih Mroué (Beirut, 1967) is an actor, dramaturge, artist and a contributing editor of the Lebanese publication Kalamon and The Drama Review. He is also the co-founder of the Beirut Art Centre (BAC). His work questions the processes of construction and representation of memory and historical and political narrative, from a varied and complex artistic practice located on the border between the theatrical and visual culture.
Artea and Museo Reina Sofia
The academic programs Master in Performing Arts Practices and Visual Culture and Master in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture
English with Spanish supertitles