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Friday, January 24, 2020 12:00 AM // U-M Institute for the Humanities

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

 

Our fingertips facilitate touch and sensation, but they are also used by authorities to track some of us. In Europe today, a refugee’s journey can be set as far as their fingertips take them…

The Dublin Regulation, which mandated a fingerprinting database across Europe for all refugees and migrants, means that refugees may be sent back to where their fingertips were first recorded, without any regard to the refugee’s needs, desires, or plans.

Artist Tania El Khoury commissioned musician and street artist Basel Zaraa, born a Palestinian refugee in Syria, to create a narrative inspired by the journey his sisters made from Damascus to Sweden, to help others understand the effect of border discrimination on peoples’ lives. As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is a one-on-one encounter through a gallery wall between the audience member and a refugee, their arms touching without seeing each other. While the audience member listens to his story through headphones, the refugee draws on the audience member’s arm. “I left with a feeling of having established a firmer link to a crisis that is overwhelming to contemplate.” (Washington Post)

Location and dates to be announced.

Presented in collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities Gallery

This event is part of No Safety Net, but is not included in the subscription package. Due to extremely limited availability, tickets will go on sale for this event in Fall 2019.

PROGRAM

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As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

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* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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1/24/20 12:00 AM
U-M Institute for the Humanities

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

Order 2019/20 Season Tickets
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Our fingertips facilitate touch and sensation, but they are also used by authorities to track some of us. In Europe today, a refugee’s journey can be set as far as their fingertips take them…

The Dublin Regulation, which mandated a fingerprinting database across Europe for all refugees and migrants, means that refugees may be sent back to where their fingertips were first recorded, without any regard to the refugee’s needs, desires, or plans.

Artist Tania El Khoury commissioned musician and street artist Basel Zaraa, born a Palestinian refugee in Syria, to create a narrative inspired by the journey his sisters made from Damascus to Sweden, to help others understand the effect of border discrimination on peoples’ lives. As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is a one-on-one encounter through a gallery wall between the audience member and a refugee, their arms touching without seeing each other. While the audience member listens to his story through headphones, the refugee draws on the audience member’s arm. “I left with a feeling of having established a firmer link to a crisis that is overwhelming to contemplate.” (Washington Post)

Location and dates to be announced.

Presented in collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities Gallery

This event is part of No Safety Net, but is not included in the subscription package. Due to extremely limited availability, tickets will go on sale for this event in Fall 2019.

PROGRAM (Fri 1/24/2020: U-M Institute for the Humanities)

Dates and Times To Be Announced

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Friday, January 24, 2020 12:00 AM, U-M Institute for the Humanities
As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

PERFORMANCE DAY:

January 2020
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PERFORMANCE TIME:

Order 2019/20 Season Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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