As Far As My Fingertips Take Me
08 May 2024 Time 16:00 Polveriera Superiore di San Marco | Via C. Beltrami
ⓒ Sara Navarro
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.
The Guardian

The intimacy and power of the story persisted over the next few days.
The New York Times

Both a touching illustrative delicacy and an appeal to the conscience that is impossible to turn away from.
The Washington Post

A beautiful testament to a struggle rewritten each day.
The List
PERFORMANCE | From 16.00 to 20.30, Polveriera Superiore di San Marco
As Far As My Fingertips Take Me
by Tania El Khoury with Basel Zaraa – Duration 15
Tania El Khoury commissioned musician and street artist Basel Zaraa who was born a Palestinian refugee in Syria to record a rap song inspired by the journey his sisters made from Damascus to Sweden. Through touch and sound, this intimate encounter explores empathy and whether we need to literally “feel” a refugee in order to understand the effect of border discrimination on peoples’ lives.
Our fingertips facilitate touch and sensations, but are also used by authorities to track many of us. In today’s Europe, a refugee’s journey can be set as far as their fingertips take them. 

In collaboration with IFF - Integrazione Film Festival.
Full price ticket: 12 € | Reduced price ticket: 10 € | Lab 80 and Immaginare Orlando: 8 €. Performance for one person at a time. Available access times will be communicated upon mandatory ticket purchase by emailing
Please note: the maximum capacity for this performance has been reached and places are sold out.
Accessibility information:
  • Duration 15’ - access one person at a time;
  • Space accessible to all, no barriers;
  • Event partially accessible to deaf people;
  • Event partially accessible to blind and visually impaired people;
  • Toilets not available;
  • There is no LIS interpreting but written text will be provided;
  • Trigger warning: physical contact;
  • For persons with mobility impairments, please note that the area has a limited number of parking spaces and slightly bumpy sections. For specific needs please write to;
  • Interactivity 3;
  • Exposure 0;
  • Sensory stimulus 3.
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 Photo by Alberto Valtellina
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