A crash course in cloud spotting

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting at Swiss Cottage Gallery

Location
Swiss Cottage Library
88 Avenue Road
NW3 3HA
London
Event time
Mon-Thu 10am–8pm, Fri-Sun 10am–5pm
Date
16 Jan 2020 - 29 Feb 2020
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An invitation to pause, to rest, to listen.
An ode to invisible disability and acts of bravery we don’t see.
Expect a 25 minute audio visual journey of fragile beauty, that bridges difference.

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting is an audio visual installation. It tells the stories of Camden Residents who need to rest throughout the day, often in public. Audiences are invited to lie down in the gallery for 25 minutes, and to rest amidst the light show created by 30 lights. These lights are remotely triggered in real time by residents when they rest, due to pain or fatigue.

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting is about making connections across distance and difference. It is about seeing our public spaces in a new way.

“It’s a 25 minute play with words and light. I really like that neurodiverse people, often isolated and absented from cultural spaces, get to broadcast their rest in a public space, and in a public work of art.” Raquel Meseguer, Unchartered Collective

“This piece is one of the most significant Unlimited have supported, as it redefines not just who can become involved but how. For too long access has ignored the needs of a significant proportion of disabled people - those with energy related impairments. This work makes the invisible visible, and gives agency over to those who are usually ‘unseen’. And it does so beautifully, showing us that we are truly equal after all.” Jo Verrent, Senior Producer, Unlimited.

Conceived by Raquel Meseguer. Devised in collaboration with Artist & Theatre Designer Sophia Clist, Composer & Sound Artist Jamie McCarthy, Artist Tom Metcalfe, Sound Designer Mark Webber.

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