The Flag

Omar Fakhoury

Omar Fakhoury erects a flag at a site in Dalieh inscribed with the Arabic translation of “the sea” (al bahr), invoking the idea of the sea claiming back its territory: Dalieh. Fakhoury intended to reference the practice commonly employed by political parties and the government in claiming neighbourhoods, lands, and geographical “appartenance”. The flag was visible along the coast.

Date: 2017
Location: The Dalieh of Raouche
Medium: Installation
Material: Flag, crane
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Site-specific intervention Social practice Public sculpture
Framework: Dalieh Watch Day
Authorizations: The Municipality of Beirut
Commissioner: TAP, the Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche