RIDING ON A CLOUD
Rabih Mroué’s semi-documentary piece 33 ROUNDS AND A FEW SECONDS was one of the highlights of last year’s festival. The Lebanese artist is returning to Hamburg with a new piece, which is an impressive combination of the personal and political: For RIDING ON A CLOUD he brings his brother Yasser onto the stage, who was injured in the Lebanese civil war and lost his ability to speak properly. He began to shoot videos, which fuse with his recounted memories on stage to form a subjective picture of the political developments in Lebanon. RIDING ON A CLOUD also describes the fragile construction of biography, which emerges between political reality, memories and fiction. For Mroué this is always the starting point for artistic self-reflection, which he then transposes for the theatre and exhibitions.