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Nike Flyknit Festival Launch
For someone who not too long ago posted a blog saying “I’m just not that into sport” – I seem to be doing a lot of sport related stuff lately and I’m pretty hooked (still holding firm on my football stance though).
On Friday I went down to the launch of Nike’s Flyknit Festival (check out below for Flyknit Festival timetable), giving us the chance to check out what the Nike Flyknit Collective and, London-based architects, We Made That have done to reinvigorate Aske Gardens. The result is an amazing community multipurpose sport location just round the corner from Old Street station.
The space boasts newly revamped tennis and basketball courts as well as for one week only a temporary installation created by London design and art practice United Visual Artists and inspired by Flyknit’s ideals of Performance, Formfitting, Sustainability and Lightness. The installation is open to all this week and invites you to, as UVA put it, “enjoy a sense of motion and levity, whilst creating a spectacle of light and sound for the audience. Floating Point is effectively a musical instrument, with the movement of the performers determining how it is played. By working together, each group of participants generates a unique soundscape for the park.”
Using UVA’s Floating Point installation, the launch night also included an incredible piece (pictured above and below) choreogaphed by Ella Robson Guilfoyle again based around the Flyknit principles. Head down this week and work with others to create your own piece or go it alone.
MONDAY 20TH AUGUST
UVA INSTALLATION OPEN FOR ALL
TUESDAY 21ST AUGUST
6.00PM – 10.30PM
3 ON 3 PICK UP BASKETBALL
“DOIN IT IN THE PARK” FILM SCREENING
WEDNESDAY 22ND AUGUST
FLYKNIT COLLECTIVE FILM SCREENING
7PM – 10PM
THURSDAY 23RD AUGUST
6.00PM – 10.00PM
ST LEONARDS FC
FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST
6.00PM – 10.30PM
RUN DEM CREW PARTY
SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST
12.30PM – 7.00PM
PICNIC IN THE PARK
OPEN TO ALL
Big thanks to Alexander Rickards for coming down to take photos on the night!
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