As Far As Isolation Goes (Online)
Tania El Khoury
A collaboration between live artist Tania El Khoury and musician and street artist Basel Zaraa
As Far As Isolation Goes (Online) is a collaboration between live artist Tania El Khoury and musician and street artist Basel Zaraa. Reimagined for an online context during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown, the piece is built from their original collaboration entitled As Far As My Fingertips Take Me, in which El Khoury commissioned Zaraa to record a rap song inspired by the journey his sisters made from Damascus to Sweden.
In As Far As Isolation Goes, Basel and Tania worked together to create another iteration of their previous piece focused 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 UK. In this live-streamed, 1-on-1 performance, As Far As Isolation Goes uses touch, sound, and interactivity to bring audience members in contact with those faced with inhumane detention centres and a mental health system that disregards their political and emotional contexts.
Work originally commissioned by Sick of the Fringe 2019. Online version commissioned by GIFT 2020.
Produced by Artsadmin.
Date and time
1–3 May 2020
Digital performance installation (for one audience member at a time)
This is now a past event.
Gateshead International Festival of Theatre