Fri, 21 Jan | Fabrica

EXHIBITION: Lighthouse in partnership with Fabrica present 'Paso'

An immersive, sensory installation by William Fairbrother and Alberto Ruiz Soler.
EXHIBITION: Lighthouse in partnership with Fabrica present 'Paso'

Time & Location

21 Jan, 12:00 – 30 Jan, 16:15
Fabrica, 40 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG, UK

About The Event

Lighthouse in partnership with Fabrica presents artists Alberto Ruiz Soler and William Fairbrother’s new immersive spatial sound composition and experiential sensory sculpture, Paso, taking place at Fabrica from 21 - 30 January 2022. Supported by Arts Council England and Re-Imagine Europe.

Paso is a memorial to an extinct migration route: the chalk land bridge that once connected Britain to Europe and all the animal migrants (including three species of early humans) that crossed it before its collapse due to climate change 450,000 years ago.

We invite you to come and experience this intimate immersive experience either solo or in pairs. Visitors will be asked to take off their shoes, put on a pair of wireless headphones tracking their  location in the space and explore the sound composition by walking barefoot across an expansive tactile floor sculpture.

Visitors will experience varying levels of temperature throughout the experience referencing the ‘seasonal’ nature of ice ages and changing sea levels that surrounded the bridge throughout its Lifetime.

Paso is intended to be a passing place that celebrates freedom of movement; it is free to visit and open to all, and offers a space to consider the topic of migration from a less human-centred perspective. Paso serves as a reminder of the many animal (including human) migration routes that are in jeopardy at the moment and into the future due to the accelerating effect of human decision-making and behaviours around the world.

Experience of the work encourages an attention away from vision that is Homo sapiens’ primary sense to focus on close-listening and close-touch. It is an invitation to become more aware of our bodies and the way that they are present and interactive with an environment. Since their initial residency at Lighthouse in 2019, the artists have been collaborating with Maria Oshodi, with the aim to create a work that is equal in quality for blind, visually-impaired and sighted visitors alike. Oshodi is Artistic director and CEO of Extant Theatre Company, Britain's only professional performing arts company of blind and partially sighted people.The artists would also like to thank Sanjeev Gupta, leading expert on the landbridge for his collaboration.

Paso will be simultaneously launched as a mobile app so that the audience can explore the sound composition and visualisations of the sculpture using their phone from wherever they are.

PLEASE NOTE: There are multiple dates and time slots for this exhibition that must be pre-booked for a 30 minute slot.

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