Thu 7 Oct 2021 to Wed 20 Oct 2021
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Duration: 45 / 55 mins
ADVANCE BOOKING STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. TICKETS MAY BE AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE ON THE DAY BUT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ENTRY.
Immersive Installation 7-20 Oct (Pay What You Wish)
The installation runs for 45 mins.
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Tickets for the immersive installation with performance have now SOLD OUT. Please book above for the immersive installation.
7 Oct 5pm (Touch Tour at 4.30pm)
9 Oct 2pm (Relaxed performance)
14 Oct 5pm (Relaxed performance)
15 Oct 3pm (Touch Tour at 2.30pm)
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An invitation to pause.
A Crash Course in Cloudspotting is an intimate audio journey exploring the depths of human connection and the subversive act of lying down.
This project began in 2016, when artist Raquel Meseguer Zafe (accidentally) set off a security alert by lying down on the top floor of the Southbank Centre, London. Since then, she has collected over 250 stories about people’s attempts to rest in public who live with hidden disabilities and chronic illnesses around the country.
A Crash Course in Cloudspotting tells some of these stories.
We invite you to enter the beautiful installation space and find a place to rest.
Suspended lights will illuminate your horizontal journey that are activated in real-time by participants taking rest at that very moment in Coventry, across the UK and Europe. Audio speakers will share the collected stories with you, as you continue to rest and delve into the heart of these personal experiences.
“A Crash Course in Cloudspotting is about finding, making, and acknowledging the connections between people….the show lets us imagine ourselves as part of a web reaching out across the world.” Exeunt Magazine.
A Crash Course In Cloudspotting by Raquel Meseguer Zafe, Produced by MAYK. Coventry edition is co-commissioned by Coventry City of Culture Trust and Unlimited with Arts Council England Support. Co-produced by MAYK and Coventry City of Culture Trust with support from Grapevine. Originally commissioned by Camden Alive and Unlimited. Part of the Green Futures programme. Supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Severn Trent Community Fund.
I Still Dream of Resting Spaces
Image: Paul Samuel White