Distress Flare

Distress Flare is an artistic project conceived by Paloma Fernández Sobrino and coordinated by L’âge de la tortue, which builds on the publication of The Encyclopedia of migrants. This transnational project was born of a desire to question migrants’ political and social position in Europe today.

News | 26 January 2021

Au printemps 2021, le projet européen Fusée de détresse se lancera au Portugal. Une résidence de création se tiendra à Lisbonne du 19 au 23 avril. Cette avant-dernière étape dans une ville partenaire du projet et co-produite par l’association Renovar a Mouraria, donnera lieu au spectacle Fusée de détresse #6. La performance sera présentée dimanche…

This project, devised in Rennes in 2018, led to the production of a first show staged by Paloma Fernández Sobrino at the 'Les Tombées de la Nuit' festival. Between 2019 and 2022, the approach evolved on a European scale, involving artists, cultural structures, universities and local authorities across France, Belgium, Turkey, Spain, Italy and Portugal. The multidisciplinary undertaking aims to combine the skills of artists, human and social sciences researchers and European citizens to produce a range of activities including 6 shows, seminars, a scientific project and a day to raise awareness aimed at European public decision-makers.