What if the Raouche rock disappeared?

Nasser Soumi

In a performance which convinced and disturbed a lot of people on the Corniche, Nasser Soumi positions himself as an architect out to demolish Pigeon Rock and put up a hotel in its place. Soumi videotaped and photographed people’s reactions and displayed these near Riviera. Soumi reasons that given so much of Lebanon’s natural beauty has been ruthlessly ravaged by ugly new constructions, it is not unreasonable to expect that Pigeon Rock will eventually disappear as well.

Date: 1999

Location: Corniche El Manara

Medium: Performance, Installation

Material: N/A

Section: Contemporary

Duration: Temporary

Tags:  Site-specific Intervention

Framework: The Corniche Project

Authorizations: N/A

Commissioner: Ashkal Alwan