Fri 6 Jul 2018 14:00
Absent Presence: Using light to enable disabled participants to perform remotely in public spaces
Raquel Meseguer & Synnøve Fredericks discuss their latest project, 'A Crash Course in Cloudspotting,' that aims to connect over 100 people with invisible impairments.
New Studio resident, artist and choreographer Raquel Meseguer will be joined by co-director and designer Synnøve Fredericks, to discuss ideas for the next stage of their work, 'A Crash Course in Cloudspotting'.
Raquel and Synnøve tell us:
"Our project A Crash Course in Cloudspotting aims to connect 100+ disabled people absented from our cultural spaces, with 100 light sources in a public audio visual installation. Through light as metaphor for presence, they will be at the epicentre of a show which re-frames disability as neither tragic nor heroic, and that reframes rest as a creative act.
To do this we need to create new digital tech. And Raquel needs to overcome her fear of technology. We'd like to introduce the project and how we used smart plug technology at R&D stage. And then we'll ask you to be part of a Friday brainstorm, to fill our project back pack with places to visit, your experience and top tips."
Please note that we will be inviting the audience for this talk to join us in lying down. We will make mats and bean bags available, and can provide chairs for those who might not be comfortable lying down.
This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.
Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: email@example.com to book your place on a tour.