Zillah Bowes


Allowed is a film that brings together three-dimensional photographic animations of urban growth. Plants and flowers were allowed to grow wild during lockdown, with green spaces uncut, inviting new pollinators and wildlife. Following a lyrical spoken journey through the city, Allowed re-examines our relationship with metropolitan plant life in the context of biodiversity loss and the climate crisis. Zillah Bowes’ photographic work frequently explores the relationship between the individual and the natural environment. This includes the moonlight series Green Dark, which offers a space – neither darkness or light – to examine human and non-human life.