As Far As My Fingertips Take Me
24/05/2018 - 27/05/2018
As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is an intimate one-to-one performance piece, a conversation through a gallery wall between an audience member and a refugee. Through touch and sound, the piece shares stories of people who have recently challenged border discrimination. The stories are illustrated on the audience member’s arm, and after the conversation is finished they can be kept or washed away.
Performed by musician and street artist Basel Zaara, the piece was created by Tania El Khoury as a reflection on the idea of migration and refuge. Tania decided to invite a friend to talk about his own experience being born as a Palestinian refugee in Syria. Tania commissioned Basel to record a song inspired by the journey his sisters made from Damascus to Sweden. The audience member listens through headphones to a rap song written and performed by Basel while he paints on their arm.
Presented by Take Me Somewhere and National Theatre of Scotland.
Performed in Glasgow as part of Take Me Somewhere festival. Venue to be confirmed.