The water is cool in the café

Bilal Khbeiz

The Water is cool in the café exhibits a series of short texts printed on postcards. These 19 postcards are complete in and of themselves with no need for either a sender or a receiver. They carry, as they ought to, an image that is known in public, and texts that are complete and intimate. Khbeiz’s writing, incoherent and self-involved, is a form of “horizontal writing” that makes pronouncements at random and without concern or desire to mobilize its reader in any political way.

Date: 2000

Location: Colisée and Strand Theater, Hamra, Lebanon

Medium: Publication

Material: Postcards, text

Section: Contemporary

Duration: Temporary

Framework: Hamra Street Project

Authorizations: Postcards, text

Commissioner: Ashkal Alwan