"This Sea Is Mine", reflections on a recent performance project along the Lebanese seafront, in search of understandings of public space in Lebanon, by Tania El Khoury

Nadra Assag, curator of IN-flux, IN-stability, IN-sensitivity: The Struggle of Performance in the Arab World, the Fluid States event in Lebanon in December 2015, provides a provocation from Tania El Khoury, one of the authors of the project This Sea is Mine, described by El Khoury as "a journey along the Beirut seafront in search of different understandings of public space in Lebanon".

"We recently transformed the performance This Sea is Mine which happened in Beirut in the summer of 2012 into a sound piece. The sound piece is now available online and for people who are visiting Beirut, we invite them to download it on their phone and take the fisherman boat trip while listening to it."

Check out the sound piece here:
https://soundcloud.com/dictaphone-group/this-sea-is-mine-english

"Sound piece by Dictaphone Group based on their This Sea Is Mine research and site-specific performance which happened in the summer of 2012 in the sea in Beirut. The audience were invited on a fisherman's boat to take the tour from Ain El Mraisseh to Dalieh in Rawché. Dictaphone Group invites you to download this piece to your phone and take the same fisherman's boat trip or experience the work while taking a walk on the Beirut corniche. During our journey, we stop along the coast and learn the story behind each location, its ownership, and the laws that govern it."

If you are interested in the research booklet, "an invitation to (re)imagine Beirut" here is the link:
http://www.dictaphonegroup.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/SIM-booklet-compressed.pdf

There is also a video from the performance:                                                                                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G6_CyTm_ao#t=124
 

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