Stories of Refuge
Date(s) - 01/24/2020 - 02/02/2020
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
202 South Thayer Building
University of Michigan
Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011, Syrian refugees have been fleeing the brutal regime in search of safe haven. Munich, Germany, is one of the cities many Syrian refugees land after crossing unofficial borders through different European countries. Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury, and her art collective Dictaphone Group, collaborated with a group of Syrian refugees who had recently arrived in Munich. El Khoury gave each of these participants/collaborators a discreet camera for a day, their only instructions being to film their daily lives in Munich. Together they produced three videos, presented in this installation and viewed from bunk bed barracks in the gallery.
“As Far As My Fingertips Take Me” An intimate, one-to-one performance piece, presented in conjunction with UMS.
Friday, January 24 thru Sunday, February 2, performances take place every 15 minutes from 4-9 pm weekdays and 12-5 pm weekends. Tickets should be purchased in advance at https://tickets.ums.org/4613.
Concept and Video Editing: Tania El Khoury
Devised with Petra Serhal
Videos shot by anonymous asylum seekers
Commissioned by Spielart Festival, Munich, 2013