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Lighthouse in partnership with Fabrica present 'Paso'

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An immersive, sensory installation by William Fairbrother and Alberto Ruiz Soler

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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 an at-home experience so that the audience can explore the sound composition and visualisations of the sculpture using their phone from wherever they are.

  • The artists have designed this exhibition as a barefoot sound experience. If audience members have special requirements, disposable shoe/foot coverings are available.
  • The exhibition involves coconut fibre/horticultural coir floor surface. It is, therefore, unfortunately, not suitable for those with coconut allergies.
  • Warning of low lighting in the exhibition space.
  • There are strict time slots so please make sure to arrive 5 minutes before your time slot. If you are more than 5 minutes late to your timed slot, your ticket may be released.
  • Fabrica is a registered charity and donations are always welcome: add a donation ticket on top of your existing ticket(s) or sign up to make a regular donation here
  • Accessibility information can be found here or call 01273 778646.
  • Fabrica office hours are 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note the office is closed from 17 December to 4 January for the Christmas break.
  • COVID-19 RELATED PROCEDURES: We will be operating the event under recommended Covid-19 safety procedures to keep our staff and visitors safe. Visit the Plan Your Visit page for more information about visiting the gallery. Do not attend the event if you or anyone in your household/bubble currently has COVID-19 or has had symptoms in the last two weeks. Thank you for your support.

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Fabrica is Brighton's Centre for Contemporary Art. Set up in 1996 as a place for artists to make work and introduce new audiences to contemporary art and creative participation, Fabrica is situated in the former Holy Trinity Church in the heart of the South Lanes. Alongside commissioning three site specific installations per year, Fabrica produces a year round engagement programme including talks, workshops, events and film screenings. Each exhibition also welcomes the Friday Lates pop up cocktail bar serving drinks, music and entertainment immersed amongst the artworks.


Fabrica's film programme showcases diverse and alternative films and is unparalleled in Brighton.The gallery also hosts the Artist Resource+, providing mentoring, advice and development opportunities to artists. Beyond the Gallery, Fabrica works with over 20 community groups to provide activities to those facing barriers to the arts due to health, age, income and circumstance.Our beautiful Regency Church provides the starting point for our heritage projects and events, and is available for hire for weddings, parties, corporate events and conferences.



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