As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is an encounter through a gallery wall between an audience member and a refugee. Their arms touch without seeing each other. The refugee will mark the audience by drawing on their arm. The audience will listen to those who have recently challenged border discrimination. The marking can be kept or washed away. Through touch and sound, this intimate encounter explores empathy and whether we need to literally “feel” a refugee in order to understand the effect of border discrimination on peoples’ lives.
Tania El Khoury
is a live artist creating installations and performances focused on audience interactivity and concerned with the ethical and political potential of such encounters. Her work has been translated and presented in multiple languages in 32 countries across six continents, in spaces ranging from museums to cable cars to the Mediterranean Sea. She is a 2019 Soros Art Fellow and the recipient of the 2017 International Live Art Prize, the 2011 Total Theatre Innovation Award and Arches Brick Award. Tania is a festival guest curator at Bard Fisher Center. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London. In 2018, a survey of her work entitled ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury took place in Philadelphia organized by Bryn Mawr College and FringeArts Festival funded by Pew Centre for Arts and Heritage. Tania is affiliated with Forest Fringe in the UK and is the co-founder of the urban research and performance collective Dictaphone Group in Lebanon.
With support provided by:
THU: 4pm, 4:15pm, 4:30pm, 4:45pm, 5pm, 5:15pm, 5:30pm, 5:45pm; 7pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm, 7:45pm, 8pm, 8:15pm, 8:30pm, 8:45pm
FRI: 4pm, 4:15pm, 4:30pm, 4:45pm, 5pm, 5:15pm, 5:30pm, 5:45pm; 7pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm, 7:45pm, 8pm, 8:15pm, 8:30pm, 8:45pm
SAT: 1pm, 1:15pm, 1:30pm, 1:45pm, 2pm, 2:15pm, 2:30pm, 2:45pm; 4pm, 4:15pm, 4:30pm, 4:45pm, 5pm, 5:15pm, 5:30pm, 5:45pm
SUN: 1pm, 1:15pm, 1:30pm, 1:45pm, 2pm, 2:15pm, 2:30pm, 2:45pm; 4pm, 4:15pm, 4:30pm, 4:45pm, 5pm, 5:15pm, 5:30pm, 5:45pm
Approx. Run Time
New Americans Museum
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station – MAP
Recommended for ages 13+.
Interactive show. You will wear headphones.