“Where No Wall Remains” and Other News

“Where No Wall Remains” and Other News

Where No Wall Remains
An international festival about borders co-curated by Tania El Khoury and Gideon Lester

[Photo by Samar Hazboun]

I am excited to share the details of my curatorial debut in collaboration with Gideon Lester of the Bard Fisher Center. We dreamt of a festival that took place across three continents and commissioned inspiring artists who challenge borders in their work and their everyday. Between 21 and 24 November, New York’s Bard College will host Where No Wall Remains, a festival on borders of all kinds—political, physical, and bodily. It features nine original performances and installations by artists from the Middle East and the Americas: Ali Chahrour, Palestine Hosting Society, Jason de León, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme with Tashweesh, Emilio Rojas, Rudi Goblen, Emily Jacir, and me. Book your tickets soon!

  • Click here to view the full program.

Cultural Exchange Rate
A new work by Tania El Khoury

Cultural Exchange Rate is an interactive piece in which I share my family memoirs of life in a border village between Lebanon and Syria. These experiences are marked by war survival, valueless currency collections, a brief migration to Mexico, and a river that challenges colonial and national borders.

The audience is invited to immerse their heads into one family’s secret boxes to explore the sounds, images, and textures of traces of more than a century of border crossings.

Co-commissioned by Bard Fisher Center, Spielart Festival in Munich, and Onassis Stegi in Athens, Cultural Exchange Rate will premiere in Munich in October then head to our Where No Wall Remains festival in New York.

Check Out My New Website

I am thrilled to share that I now have a new website designed by the talented Will Brady. It builds on the same simple aesthetics of my previous website but contains more features and resources. You can now clearly see what shows are touring, filter upcoming and past events by country and show, and read up on my own publications as well as interviews and reviews about my work.

The Search for Power at Fierce Festival

I’m coming home to Fierce Festival in Birmingham, 16–19 October. The weekend shows are sold out but you can still find some places left if you book soon here. Check out the entire program, which features an incredible lineup of artists including one of my favourites, Brian Lobel!

Other Upcoming Events

Gardens Speak

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

  • 27-29 September: Materiais Diversos, Minde (click here)
  • 17-20 October: Without Walls, La Jolla (click here)
  • 25-29 October: Spielart, Munich

The Search for Power  is available for touring from May 2020.

As Far As Isolation Goes is now available for touring.


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