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Raquel Meseguer Zafe / Unchartered Collective

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting


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Wheelchair accessible icon Relaxed performance Touch tour

Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 August
Various time slots (some audio only)
Institut Français d’Ecosse
Audio-led installation and performance
Suitable for ages 12+

Touch tours: Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 August, 3pm
Sensitive content:
Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, audience asked to lie down for the duration (wheelchair space also available)


Show Description

An invitation to pause. To rest. To listen.

Raquel Meseguer Zafe has gathered over 300 stories from people living with invisible disabilities and chronic illnesses. This immersive 25-minute installation /  55-minute installation and performance invites audiences into the heart of these experiences, while participants from across the UK illuminate the space with a gentle choreography of lights. Patterns of rest unfolding in real time.

“Beguiling and thoughtful” Exeunt Magazine


Artist: Raquel Meseguer Zafe
Artist & Theatre Designer: Sophia Clist,
Composer & Sound Artist: Jamie McCarthy
Dramaturge & Performer: Laura Dannequin
Artist & Designer: Tom Metcalfe
Lighting & Sound Designer: Charles Webber
Software Developers: David Haylock & Joseph Horton
Publication Design: Lily Green (No Bindings)

Featured Stories:
Too Heavy, J. Mclaughan
Lecture Theatre, I. Ailing
Hazard Tape, A. Morgan
Toilet Floors, A. Berry
They Struggle to Understand me, J. Mander, read by E. Neat
The Flight Attendants were Most Amused, A. Morgan
Beautiful Day, Anon
The City Spreads Out Before Me, M. Smith
The Beach (at night), N. Nov

We’d like to acknowledge extracts of text from S. Kelly’s Endurance, the True Story of my Year in Space.

A Crash Course In Cloudspotting by Raquel Meseguer Zafe, Produced by MAYK.
Commissioned by Unlimited, Camden Alive & Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.
Supported using public funds by Arts Council England.

A concrete urban landscape, tower blocks, trees and metal railing set against a pale blue sky. In the foreground, a Spanish-Phillipino woman with long, brown, curly hair lies on her back on a concrete bench with her eyes closed. She is wearing a yellow t-shirt, a black zip-up hoodie and dark jeans. Her hair cascades over the edge of the concrete bench. Her left arm rests stretched outwards, her hand slightly lifted towards the sky.
A Crash Course in Cloudspotting by Raquel Meseguer Zafe. Image by Paul Samuel White.

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting by Raquel Meseguer Zafe