As Far As
Isolation Goes

As Far As Isolation Goes is a collaboration between live artist Tania El Khoury and musician and street artist Basel Zaraa. Built on their previous 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, Zaraa 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.

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 disregard their political and emotional contexts.

An online version of this piece has been touring during the pandemic. As Far As Isolation Goes (Online) is a one-on-one encounter between performer Basel Zaraa and an audience member calling on zoom from their own home.


One to One performance by Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa 2019.
Song conception by Basel Zaraa. Vocal and Lyrics with Jazzar and Shamma Iqbal. Music production: Peter Churchill.
Wall Writing by Steaz.

Commissioned by ​The Sick of The Fringe.


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