Title: Thin White Line
Artist: Ieva Saudargaité Douaihi

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

 

 

Thin White Line is a 400 meter line drawn in lime, dividing the Dalieh of Raouche into two parts. The land north of the line is protected from construction and the land to the south is land that can be built upon. Lime - derived from limestone which forms the rocky landscape of Dalieh - is often used in the construction industry to produce mortar and plaster, among others. The line will be at the mercy of the natural elements, and will eventually disappear.