As Far As Isolation Goes — Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa


WHEN September 9 - October 4, 2020
4 PM WHERE Zoom Part of "Off the Stage Events" WHO The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Open to the Public

Through touch, sound, and interactivity As Far As Isolation Goes (online) brings audience members in contact with those who have been faced with the inhumanities of detention centers and a mental health system that disregards their political and emotional contexts.

The work is a collaboration between live artist Tania El Khoury and musician and street artist Basel Zaraa. Reimagined for an online experience during physical distancing, the piece is a 1-on-1 virtual intimate experience.

Built from their original collaboration, As Far As My Fingertips Take Me, El Khoury commissioned Zaraa to record a rap song inspired by the journey his sisters made from Damascus to Sweden. This online iteration focuses on mental and physical health experiences of refugees in the United Kingdom. Zaraa created a song inspired by conversations with friends and colleagues who have recently claimed refuge in the UK.

Age Advisory: 16+

Dates: Wednesday–Sunday, Sep 9–Oct 4, 2020
Time: 4-6pm and 7:30-9:30pm

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