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

An invitation to pause. To listen. To rest.

A journey for the ill, infirm and sick. That is all of us. If not today, then maybe tomorrow.

An ode to invisible impairments, and to acts of bravery we don’t see. 

Photo: Stephen James Moore

Photo: Stephen James Moore

A Crash Course in Clouspotting, is an audio-visual installation that questions the etiquette of our public spaces; probes our cultural aversion to ‘rest’; and offers counter culture narratives, including the unseen experiences of lives lived with chronic pain and other Invisible Needs. 

  • An R&D commission supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.

  • Co-commissioned by Ovalhouse & South East Dance.

  • Supported by Tobacco Factory Theatre Artists in Residence Scheme & Elizabeth Blackwell Institute.

  • With thanks to Minirig, Bristol.

Conceived by Raquel Meseguer., devised in collaboration with artist & designer Synnøve Fredericks, and composer Jamie McCarthy,


Below is a evolving gallery of public rest and the view from lying down.

Click on the images to see photos and captions. 

.Ovalhouse: Mon 29 Jan – Sat 10 Feb, from 12:00pm.      

This is a free event in the cafe / bar. Accessible for wheelchair users, and those with visual or hearing impairments, our access offerings include: 

  • Installation signage available as audio.

  • If you'd like to be met at the station/ bus stop, contact box office to book a slot for Friday 2 Feb 2018.

  • Hearing loop system (headphones available at reception).

  • Transcript of audio stories available.

  • The installation involves multiple speakers, and sound vibration is a key part of the experience.

  • An audio excerpt of the show will be uploaded here w/c 29th.