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 | 20 October 2020

During this week, workshops to create the performance Distress Flare #5 are starting in Milano. A group of performers directed by Matteo Lanfranchi (Effetto Larsen) will work daily to interprete texts selected from The Encyclopedia of migrants. The performance will be presented Saturday the 24th of otcober at 15.00 and 17.00 at Piazzale Bacone in…

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.