Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP
Thu 7 Oct 2021 to Wed 20 Oct 2021

A Crash Course In Cloudspotting

Thu 7 Oct 2021 to Wed 20 Oct 2021
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP Show on map
Duration: 45 / 55 mins
Immersive Installation Only 7-20 Oct (Pay As You Wish)

The installation runs for 45 mins.



Immersive Installation + Performance 7 – 9 Oct & 14 - 16 Oct (£3-5)
The installation with performance runs for 55 mins.


Recommended for ages 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)


An invitation to pause.

To rest.

To listen.

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting is an intimate audio journey exploring the depths of human connection and the subversive act of lying down.

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 audio installation invites you into the heart of these personal experiences by weaving together some of these stories. In this fragile and beautiful space, Coventry residents and participants from across the UK and Europe, will illuminate your horizontal journey with a gentle choreography of lights, activated in the space by patterns of rest we so rarely see. 

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



Raquel Meseguer Zafe is a UK based dance theatre practitioner. She acknowledges 'crip' as a tool in her artistic process, and 'rest' as a creative impulse. Raquel is the artistic director of Unchartered Collective, a Lost Dog Associate Artist, and a Pervasive Media Studios Resident. Her work is supported by Unlimited and MAYK.

Conceived by Raquel Meseguer Zafe. Devised in collaboration with Artist & Theatre Designer Sophia Clist, Composer & Sound Artist Jamie McCarthy, Associate Artist Laura Dannequin, Artist & Designer Tom Metcalfe, Sound Designer Charles Webber. Software Developers David Haylock & Joseph Horton. Publication Design by Lily Green (No Bindings). 

Access information

  • Audio described
  • Relaxed

This installation is audio led and therefore can be enjoyed by blind or partially sighted audiences.  

Prior to performances on 7 Oct, 5pm and 16 Oct, 3pm we will be leading touch tours of the installation.  The touch tours will begin half an hour prior to the start time.

The piece is unfortunately not accessible for D/deaf audiences. The audio script is available for D/deaf audiences in the space.

We are hosting two relaxed performances on 9th Oct, 2pm & 14th Oct, 5pm.

Please do contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


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