ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury | Sept 6-23 | Various Locations on Campus and in Old City Philadelphia
ear-whispered, an extensive survey of artist Tania El Khoury’s work, features her internationally acclaimed Gardens Speak. This immersive sound installation invites audience members to dig in the dirt in order to listen to oral histories collected from the early period of the Syrian uprising. Working between Lebanon and the United Kingdom, El Khoury meticulously crafts innovative performances and installations that engage the audience in multi-sensory interaction. The five works of ear-whispered also include the one-on-one performance As Far As My Fingertips Take Me, two immersive video installations—Stories of Refuge and Camp Pause—both produced as a collaboration through Beirut-based Dictaphone Group, and the world premiere of Tell Me What I Can Do, commissioned by Bryn Mawr College.
Recommended age and accessibility
Recommended for ages 12+
Gardens Speak is a full body interactive experience in which the participants are invited to lie down to listen to oral histories. If you require an accommodation or have questions, please contact the Arts Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-526-5210.
Limited capacity of 10 people per show.
PLEASE NOTE: Gardens Speak has a strict no latecomers policy. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your ticketed time slot. Latecomers will not be admitted under any circumstance and we are unable to refund or exchange tickets due to late arrival.The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. This project is presented in association with FringeArts. Additional support for ear-whispered is provided by Bryn Mawr College's Middle Eastern Studies Program. Additional support for Camp Pause has been provided by Bryn Mawr College's Special Collections and Friends of the Library.