Flown is a photography, text and sound exhibition and the finale of a year long project called Flying Solo, exploring independence in shared space.
In a contemporary experience that pushes us towards independence, isolation and spectacle Flying Solo sought the beginning of an intimate alternative.
Three dance soloists from contemporary, hip-hop and African dance researched expressing true self and the diversity of their art forms in shared space. Their research took them through performances in parks, theatres, forests and tents across the UK and Ghana, including Wanstead Flats and Epping Forest.
Flown brings together photographs from the performances by Photographer Alistair H M Simmons and sound and text from interviews with the dance soloists Tyrone-Isaac Stuart, Hayley J S Matthews and Nii-Tete Yartey, who were interviewed and supported by artist Martin J Gent.
Flown is presented by ENSEMBLE, a collection of dance, sound and visual artists who make dance performances and interventions that have intimacy, grace and freedom, lead by dancer Hayley J S Matthews.
Flown is supported by Arts Council England, DanceEast, the People’s Forest at Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture, Noyam African Dance Institute, OpenEaling and the Peripheral Space Project.