As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

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 as part of Take Me Somewhere festival.

Running Time:



This is a one on one performance running from 12:00 – 17:00. We are opening up slots for pre booking between 12:00 – 14:00, and you can sign up for slots between 15:00 – 17:00 on the day.

Please arrive 5 minutes before your allocated slot time, if you are late we will have to give your slot away. If you are unable to make your slot after booking please email


Venue is wheelchair accessible and the performance will have basic audio description.