21 January - 30 January 2022

Lighthouse in partnership with Fabrica presents artists Alberto Ruiz Soler and William Fairbrother’s new immersive spatial sound composition and experiential sensory sculpture, Paso.

Free, advanced booking essential from here.

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.


You are invited to take off your shoes, put on a pair of wireless headphones 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.


Supported by Arts Council England and ReImagine Europe.

The artists would also like to thank Sanjeev Gupta, leading expert on the landbridge for his collaboration.

Free entry, booking essential

Open Wednesday - Sunday, 12-4.30pm (limited to a 30 minute slot per booking)

Closed Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 January

Entrance on Ship Street

Accessibility is very important to us, and we want everyone to feel welcome. Download this detailed walk through of the exhibition experience, intended for anyone with access needs or who would feel more comfortable knowing a little more about the experience before attending.

The artists invite you to move over the floor sculpture barefoot. If you prefer to use shoe coverings for your feet or shoes, you can find these by your chair. The soil contains coconut fibres. If you have a coconut allergy we recommend you use the cover for your feet.

For more information about visiting us please see our Plan Your Visit page


William Fairbrother & Alberto Ruiz Soler

William Fairbrother is a non-anthropocentric artist and researcher based in London. His works usually involve collaborations with other researchers / creative practitioners and are focussed towards the use of art as a tool to enable less human-centred points of view. He designs with hominins in mind, our closest evolutionary ancestors and non-humans related to us, and is currently concentrated on developing physical experiences that prioritise the subordinate senses over vision which dominates the art sector and media-centric world we live in today.


Alberto Ruiz Soler is a sound artist and composer researching how people perceive sound and categorise their sonic environment. He constructs listening experiences through contemporary dance, installations and generative art. He is part of internationally touring works with artists Igor+Moreno, Lola Maury, Eva Recacha, Hannah Ringham & Glen Neath, Hetain Patel.



In light of social distancing guidelines, please also note the following:

The capacity of the gallery is limited to two at any one time. Booking essential.


We are trying to keep everyone who enters the building safe and will therefore be asking everyone to wear masks, hand sanitize on entry and follow social distancing guidelines. 


Track and trace measures will be in effect on entry and we will be asking everyone to leave their details. 

For more information about visiting us please see our Plan Your Visit page