LECTURE PERFORMANCE "TOP-GOON"

RAFAT ALZAKOUT
Length: Puppet theatre series, Syria, 2012 – 2015, Arabic with English subtitles. Lecture in Arabic and English

Under the pseudonym Jameel Alabiad, Rafat Alzakout published the 30 episode puppet theatre series “Top Goon” on the internet between 2012 and 2015, which is firm in its opposition against the Syrian regime. The videos were shown in the Victoria & Albert Museum London (2013), Institut Du Monde arabe in Paris (2014), at Filmfestival Rotterdam (2012) and the Biennale in  Moscow (2013) a.o. The lecture outlines  the history and background of the work  and presents significant clips from various stages of the series.