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Gardens Speak, a work-in-progress

Tania El Khoury

Photo by Tania El Khoury

12-9pm. Free.
The installation has limited capacity and will run in one-hour slots starting at Midday and finishing with the last slot at 8pm.
To book a place, please email stating your name and which time slot you would like to attend.

‘…even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if he wins’
Walter Benjamin

Across Syria, many gardens conceal the dead bodies of activists and protect the living from the violent thrusts of the regime. These domestic burials play out a continuing collaboration between the living and the dead, the dead protect the living by not exposing them to further danger at the hands of the state and the living protect the dead by conserving and nurturing their identities and their stories in the ground, by not allowing their deaths to become instruments to the regime through potential disappearance, anonymity and forgotten history.

Tania El Khoury will create an installation, a sound garden, inviting guests to pay careful attention to the precarious history that is being entrusted to them.

Supported by an Artsadmin Artist’s Bursary. Co-commissioned by Fierce and Next Wave. Supported by British Council Australia.

This work has been developed with support from the Artsadmin Artists’ Bursary Scheme, with generous funding from The Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Date and time

6 March 2014

Please note
This is now a past event.


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