We Are Willow
Creative Studio & Art Collective

BERLIN

FORMATS: Film | Music | Publication & Release | Live Performance | Event & Exhibition

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A collaborative portrait of the city through photography and music. Over four years artist and musician Chris Butler and photographer Will Grundy travelled regularly between the UK and the vibrant German city. Their encounters and the new relationships they formed there inspired a 9 track album featuring a range of Manchester musicians and a 150 page photo book. The publication includes song lyrics and bilingual essays responding to the work.

The project exhibited at The Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester after launching to a sell out crowd in the Grand Hall of the gallery. Presenting themes of isoloation, voyeurism, escape and disorientation, We Are Willow selected works from the gallery’s collection that both evoked the experiences of Berlin and corresponded with the music and photography created there.

The music features in work for
THE BODY SHOP  •  BLIND VETERANS UKLEICA

CREATIVE | Chris Butler & Will grundy

MUSIC | Chris Butler
with Dave Thacker, Sam Lench, Noel Williams, Jonny Booth, Haimer Atkins, Stuart Kolakovic, Denis Jones

PRODUCER | Dave Thacker

PHOTOGRAPHY | Will Grundy

DESIGN | Daren Newman

BILINGUAL ESSAYS | Daniela Tiedt & Rob Allen

FILM | Percy Dean

SUPPORT | Arts Council England • GF Smith • Lazerian • The Whitworth • Team Impression