The water feast

Mirna Bamieh

When the river’s skin, that of earth,
was cast in concrete,
It took the burden of water that left our insides to the city.
The river’s water left, yet there it is,
in every herb, shrub, forest and tree.
Outside grief and celebration, let the river flow within. In every us, magic in water,

Date: 2021
Location: Beirut RiverLess Forest, Sin El Fil
Medium: Performance
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Social practice Participatory art Site-specific intervention
Framework: Art, Ecology, and the Commons
Authorizations: Municipality of Sin El Fil
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative