Raquel has been collecting stories about people’s attempts to rest in public.  

She thought she was part of a small crew of neurodiverse people who need to lie down and rest throughout the day.

Turns out it’s a pretty big crew.

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A crash course in cloudspotting

Part installation, part verbatim theatre, the piece tells some of the 200+ stories collected, with a focus on the stories of Camden residents. Residents will also use an app that shines a light in the installation when they rest, creating a collective light show. 

It’s a 24 minute play with words and light. What I really like, is that neurodiverse people who are often absented from cultural spaces, get to broadcast their rest in a public space and in a public work of art
— Raquel Meseguer

The installation opens on Thurs 16th January at 6pm and runs till 27th February 2020, Swiss Cottage Gallery.

This piece is one of the most significant Unlimited have supported. 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 and directed by Raquel Meseguer, in collaboration with Artist and Designer Sophia Clist & Composer and Sound Artist Jamie McCarthy. Engagement Producer Ralph Thompson. Commissioned by Camden Alive, co-commissioned by Unlimited.

Original 2018 R&D production devised in collaboration with Artist & Designer Synnøve Fredericks and Jamie McCarthy. Commissioned by Unlimited, co-commissioned & produced by Ovalhouse.

Press: https://thetheatretimes.com/crash-course-cloudspotting-subversive-act-horizontality-bringing-awareness-art/

https://weareunlimited.org.uk/experiencing-diversity-through-impressions-on-the-everyday-the-radical-vision-of-unlimited-artists/

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