The OUT-FIT collaborative is a group of artists brought together by musician and artist, Hayley Youell, to influence a new multi-disciplinary piece of work inspired by the conflict and tensions within owning and shaping our own identities. Working with her collaborators from dance, music, sound, film, design and photography, Hayley seeks to explore the tensions between strength and vulnerability, the collective and the individual, the feminine and masculine, belonging and being marginalised from society and community.

The collaboration was part of a wider period of research and development over Hayley’s 10 month artistic residency at The Civic, Barnsley, June 2015- June 2016.

This OUT-FIT blog is becoming a space for the process and it’s fruits to be documented and shared as the work unravels. Hayley will also share her experiences as she begins to re-define her own artistic identity amongst the creation of a new piece of work.



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