Song of the humpback whale

Rami Chahine

Humpback whales are organized in eleven great clans spread across the 7 oceans. Each clan sings its own song. Every whale can add an idea to this song, and if the other whales like it , they adopt it, simultaneously throughout the whole clan even if thousands of kilometers apart. The clan’s song accompanies each whale in its solitude. I use this as metaphor of collective consciousness, a metaphor for the need of each individual to put his thoughts out there

Date: 2016
Location: Baysour
Medium: Installation
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Public sculpture
Authorizations: N/A
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative