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Tania El Khoury, As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

14 – 16 June 2019

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is an encounter through a gallery wall between an audience member and a refugee. Their fingertips touch without seeing each other. The refugee will mark the audience. The audience will listen to those who have recently challenged border discrimination. Those stories can be kept or washed away.

Creator, Tania El Khoury commissioned musician and street artist Basel Zaraa who was born a Palestinian refugee in Syria to record a song inspired by the journey his sisters made from Damascus to Sweden. 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.

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is presented in our historic Long Room, the hub of what was once Cork’s Custom House, in partnership with Cork Midsummer Festival.

Tickets €5 (limited availability):

14 June, 11:30am – 4:30pm

15 June, 11:30am – 4:30pm

16 June, 11:00am – 3:45pm

Commissioned by "On The Move" LIFT 2016 in partnership with Royal Court Theatre, London. Supported in Ireland by British Council.

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