The Flag

Omar Fakhoury

Omar Fakhoury erects a flag at a site in Dalieh inscribed with the Arabic translation of “the sea” (al bahr), invoking the idea of the sea claiming back its territory: Dalieh. Fakhoury intended to reference the practice commonly employed by political parties and the government in claiming neighborhoods, lands, and geographical “appartenance”. The flag was visible along the coast.

Date: 2017

Location: The Dalieh of Raouche

Medium: Installation

Material: Flag, crane

Section: Contemporary

Duration: Temporary

Tags:  Site-specific Intervention
Social Practice
Public Sculpture

Framework: Dalieh Watch Day

Authorizations: Flag, crane

Commissioner: Temporary Art Platform, the Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche