Title: The Flag
Artist: Omar Fakhoury

Date: 2017
Location: The Dalieh of Raouche
Medium: Drawing, Text
Material:
Duration: Temporary
Commissioner: Temporary Art Platform, the Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche
Framework: Dalieh Watch Day
Authorizations: Municipality of Beirut
Tags: Public Sculpture, Site-specific Intervention, Social Practice,Contemporary

 

 

A flag is erected on Dalieh's site with "the sea" in Arabic (al bahr) written on it as if the sea was claiming back its territory: Dalieh. Fakhoury intended to use political parties' and the government's practice of claiming neighborhoods, lands, and geographical "appartenance". The flag was visible along the coast.