Limited Engagement Viewing
This weekend only

Friday, December 18th at 5:00 pm – Saturday, December 19th at 5:00 pm
Exclusively on Artsy
Watch on Instagram and YouTube (@artsy)

Derek Fordjour and Nick Lehane, Fly Away.

To celebrate the close of Derek Fordjour’s SELF MUST DIE exhibition event, Petzel Gallery in partnership with Artsy is delighted to present a one-time limited engagement viewing of ‘Fly Away’. For 24 continuous hours, the show is available on demand from Artsy’s YouTube Channel and on Instagram TV beginning this Friday. 

Fordjour’s unforgettable foray into puppeteering, inspired by the Bunraku style of Japanese Puppet Theatre. Fly Away is the fantastical journey of a man whose name is never known, though we grow to understand him as we follow his quest for mastery along a series of fateful encounters. A cycle of wins and losses leads him to a profound confrontation, raising poignant questions of autonomy, control, and interdependence.

The show is co-created by Derek Fordjour and Nick Lehane, guided by a veteran cast of puppeteers set to an original score by John Aylward performed by oboist Hassan Anderson.

Running time: 28 minutes. Masks required.