Manchafet El Baher

Jad El Khoury

Towels of various colours and patterns are suspended along the Batroun Aquarium ramp’s spiralling structure, emphasizing its swirling circular motion. As they sway with the wind, they animate the building on both the visual and auditory levels, conveying positivity and life and instilling a feeling of serenity, joy and hope. The installation also sheds light on the vision we had before the war and questions the lack of public cultural and scientific centres in the present.

Date: 2020
Location: Batroun Aquarium
Medium: Installation
Material: Beach towels
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Site-specific intervention
Authorizations: N/A
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative