Audio described in-house.
Lighthouse in partnership with Fabrica presents artists Alberto Ruiz Soler and William Fairbrother’s new immersive spatial sound composition and experiential sensory sculpture, Paso.
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.
Free entry, booking essential
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12-6pm
Closed Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 January
Entrance on Ship Street.
Event image: A slice of the earth, with ocean channels and mountain ranges in three dimension. The colours mark the sections clearly in bright yellow, green and blue. Over the top is the word Paso – repeated in a distorted font.
Please note that the audio description for this performance is not delivered by VocalEyes. Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct; however, please do double-check with the venue for the availability of introductory notes and touch tours when booking.