As Far As My Fingertips Take Me
“But with more foul play
Metal confronts the flesh of slaves
There is no point to anything
On this round planet
A jungle where the strongest hand takes all
And the weak is like a farm animal
And everyone who rejects this and rebels is a terrorist
Accused, for example, of raising their index finger.”
As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is conversation through a gallery wall between an audience member and a refugee. Through touch and sound, we share stories of people who have recently challenged border discrimination. The stories can be kept or washed away.
One-on-one installation performance devised with and performed by Basel Zaraa.
Song by Basel Zaraa (vocals, bass and keyboard): with Emily Churchill Zaraa (vocals), Pete Churchill (music production) and Katie Stevens (flute and clarinet).
Commissioned by “On the Move” LIFT 2016 in partnership with Royal Court Theatre.
“His tale doesn’t just touch me in a fleeting way – as the many stories and images reported in the newspapers do – it goes further. It marks me.” -Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Lille: Latitudes Contemporaines, 16-18 June 2017
Fribourg: Belluard, 27 June-1 July 2017