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Tell Me What I Can Do

Showing on Jan 28 – Feb 2

Playing at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Tell Me What I Can Do Exhibition woman reading on bench
Photo: ©Tania El Khoury

Tania El Khoury (Lebanon / UK)

Gardens Speak has had 30 showings across 5 continents, and many of them have included a special request, with El Khoury asking her audiences to write letters. Here, she offers a selection of them to be uncovered and read. “Tell me what I can do” is a sentence that recurs throughout the handwritten texts, and those six small words reflect so much: empathy and caring, but also anguish, confusion, even desperation.

Tell Me What I Can Do Exhibition
Photo: ©Tania El Khoury
Tell Me What I Can Do Exhibition letters on a wall
Photo: ©Tania El Khoury
Tell Me What I Can Do Exhibition woman reading letters on a wall
Photo: ©Tania El Khoury

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Artist Bio

Tania El Khoury (Lebanon / UK)

Tania El Khoury builds her installation and performance work around audience participation—its uses, its dangers and its political power. Her works have been presented in over 30 countries; she is a 2019 Soros Art Fellow and the winner of the 2017 ANTI Festival International Prize for live art. 

Venue

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Showtimes

Tickets

Free. No RSVP Required.

Access

Description Available Upon Request

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Friendly

Credits

CREATOR Tania El Khoury SPACE DESIGNER Abir Saksouk SOUND PIECES Keenana Issa, Mohamed Nour “Abo Gabi” Ahmed, Mohamed Ali “Dali” Agrebi TRANSLATOR Ziad Abu-Rish

COMMISSIONED BY Bryn Mawr College for ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury

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