L’abricotier on the bridge to nowhere

Rami Chahine

The idea was to use the trash left by the municipality in order to build a shade shack for the public, to reappropriate an unused space and create a gathering place, the tent is in its use and aesthetics, an act of resistance against the shiny look of privatization and complete control. The refuge ended up being a gathering place for weekly music jams and laughter yoga sessions.Located on an unfinished bridge that lead to nowhere it was a cocoon of safety above the hassle of the streets. Little by little a small community started growing around this place before the internal security banned us from the location.

Date: 2017
Location: Ashrafieh
Medium: Sculpture, Urban furniture
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Public sculpture
Authorizations: N/A
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative