Asset 56858
© Jesse Hunniford
Asset 56858
© Jesse Hunniford

Tania El Khoury

Gardens Speak

Past dates

Thursday

2/25/16

6:00 PM

k4

ca. 60 Min., bis 21:00

Friday

2/26/16

6:00 PM

k4

ca. 60 Min., bis 21:00

Saturday

2/27/16

6:00 PM

k4

ca. 60 Min., bis 21:00

Due to technical reasons this installation can't be shown.

Across Syria, many gardens conceal the dead bodies of activists and protect their living from the violent thrusts of the regime. These domestic burials play out a continuing collaboration between the living and the dead, the dead protect the living by not exposing them to further danger at the hands of the state and the living protect the dead by conserving and nurturing their identities and their stories in the ground, by not allowing their deaths to become instruments to the regime through potential disappearance, anonymity and forgotten history. GARDENS SPEAK is an interactive sound installation containing the oral histories of 10 ordinary people who have been buried in Syrian gardens. Each narrative has been carefully constructed with the friends and family members of the deceased to retell their stories as they themselves would have recounted it. They are compiled with found audio that evidences their final moments.

From 2nd to 6th March there will also be shown the installation STORIES OF REFUGE by Tania El Khoury.


Production Manager: Jessica Harrington Research Assistant and Writer (Arabic): Keenana Issa Calligraphy and Tombstones Design: Dia Batal Set Design: Abir Saksouk Set Construction: SPLEX Flexible Designs & Presentation Sound Recording & Editing: Khairy Eibesh (Stronghold Sound)
Co-commissioned by Fierce, Next Wave and Live at LICA. Developed through the Artsadmin Artists’ Bursary Scheme. Supported by Arts Council of England and British Council.