How do we know ourselves, be ourselves, remain ourselves? How do we grow by meeting different places, different people, and stay true? Maybe first we must get lost, and be brave enough to go both far afield and all the way back home.
In a contemporary experience that pushes us towards independence, isolation and sensationalism ‘Flown’ documents a process of finding an intimate, courageous alternative.
This process was called Flying Solo and over 2019 took 3 performance artists, a photographer and Director to explore ‘true self’ through performance and dialogue across London, Brighton, Hastings, Dodoma and Accra (Ghana). Shoulder to shoulder they drew strength, depth, clarity and support, and tested and shared their research through performances in theatres, tents, churches, parks and forests.
With photographs by Photographer Alistair H M Simmons, and sound bites of interviews and images of performance artists Hayley J S Matthews, Tyrone Isaac-Stuart and Nii-Tete Yartey and Direction and interviews by Martin J Gent.
ENSEMBLE is an international collection of performance, visual and sound artists contributing through performance to intimate citizenship that has action, grace and freedom.
There will be a private view with drinks reception on the evening of Thursday 5 December. Please write to us if you would like to attend @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a free exhibition, we will be accepting donations at the gallery should you wish to give them, which will help us to continue our artistic research.
Flown is part of The People's Forest season - a series of events exploring our relationship with Epping Forest, interrogating the deep bond we have with forests and woodland, and how this relationship is culturally determined.