Making Space: A Crash Course in Cloudspotting (the subversive act of horizontality)

Raquel Meseguer

Archive Artist Residencies & Projects (2 March to 6 March 2020)
Every year Fabrica runs Making Space artist residencies to make the gallery space available to artists to test new ground in their practice, opening up the possibility to use the space in imaginative ways and experiment with new ways of working.
A Crash Course in Cloudspotting is an intimate audio journey exploring the depths of human connection and the subversive act of lying down.

During her residency Rachel developed the work, 'A Crash Course in Cloudspotting (the subversive act of horizontality)'. It can be experienced as a 35 minute audio-led installation or as a 55 minute installation + performance.

Over the past five years Raquel Meseguer Zafe has collected over 250 stories from people living with invisible disabilities and chronic illnesses around the country. This immersive installation invites you into the heart of these personal experiences. In this delicate space, participants from across the UK and Europe illuminate the space with a gentle choreography of lights, activated by patterns of rest unfolding in real time.

About The Artist

Raquel is a UK based dance theatre practitioner. She founded Unchartered Collective in 2016 to create theatrical encounters that explore the lived experience of invisible disability.

She identifies as dis-abled, works with rest and horizontality as creative impulses, and acknowledges 'crip' as a tool in her artistic process. She is interested in interrogating theatrical form, to tell stories about the lived experience of disability in unusual ways.

Raquel also advocates for a ‘The Resting Spaces Network', asking cultural institutions to widen access for invisible impairment communities by providing resting spaces or horizontal events. Through her projects and talks she seeks to challenge the etiquette of our public spaces and asks us to re-imagine how we might use our public space differently.

Unchartered Collective

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