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Award-winning fashion designer Matty Bovan will take over the Bothy Gallery at YSP, to create an immersive, participatory art installation.

Award-winning fashion designer Matty Bovan will take over the Bothy Gallery at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, to create an immersive, participatory, art installation that raises timely questions about identity and who controls it.

An inspiration behind the project is the fact that we immediately lose control of any images of ourselves once we post them online. This highlights that we have no such guarantee when we post images of ourselves online, which can be misused, made into deep fakes or in other ways compromise our identity.

At YSP’s Bothy Gallery, participants will choose from a range of sculptural fashion designs created by Bovan, and be photographed wearing them.

  • Each session can accommodate up to five people from the same group and must be pre-booked in advance. Each booking allows up to five people to attend in the chosen time-slot.
  • All participants will be required to complete a photography consent form upon arrival (including any under 18s).
  • By participating in this project you are giving control of the images photographed of you in the space taken by an unseen photographer.
  • You will be required to leave your digital devices in a secure space when you enter the space, so that you cannot take selfies or photographs of each other.
  • To help stay Covid safe, please wear a mask on arrival and during the checking in process. The space will be ventilated between bookings.
  • There is no charge to take part in the project, but you are required to have a valid YSP ticket for the day. YSP Visitor tickets can be purchased here.
  • Numbers are strictly limited and you will be one of very few people to take part in this unique project, created by one of the most exciting creative voices working in the UK today, enjoying the exclusive chance to dress yourselves in sculptural costumes designed by Matty Bovan. If you are unable to attend, please contact us at ysptickets@ysp.org.uk so that tickets can be re-allocated.

How the images will be used

The photographs taken of you will form part of the legacy of the project which may include future art works and reporting to funders (where relevant). Your images will not be used in any way that is illegal or detrimental to your reputation, and your rights are unaffected by signing this form.They will be published with your first name, or other name that you prefer to choose.

Where the images will be stored

The images will be securely digitally stored within UK GDPR legislation, with encrypted protection, in the artist’s digital archive. You retain the right at any time to request the digital images are destroyed.

Matty Bovan: Boomerang
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Date & Time:
From 22/10/2021 10am To 26/10/2021 5pm
Yorkshire Sculpture Park West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG Wakefield England GB WF4 4LG
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