Monday 6 November 2017

Baa Baa Baric: Have You Any Pull?

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Baa Baa Baric: Have you Any Pull? is a twelve year undertaking by artist Mark Storor in collaboration with the people of St Helens, and commissioned by Heart of Glass.

In the past two years Mark has partnered with Merseyside Police, Change Grow Live, St Helens Young Carers, St Helens YMCA, Rainford High Technology College and Peter’s C. of E. Primary School.

The project poses the question: Is the most brutal act of barbarism civilisation? Confronted by its own set of negative statistics, St Helen’s is a town symbolic of national inequality. In a radical act of rebellion Baa Baa Baric harnesses the powers of creativity, imagination and possibility, refuting labels and challenging the status quo.

An enactment, a visual manifesto and a fairy tale, Baa Baa Baric: Have You Any Pull? is an artwork that recognises the mighty strength of our youngest children to take on the challenges of the world, gives older men in St Helens a voice from beyond the grave and communities a platform to share wisdom and dance to a different tune.

Click here to watch a series of thought provoking acts that took place in St Helens in September 2017 as part of Baa Baa Baric: Have You Any Pull? and read a report on that special day by Jack Welsh of The Double Negative.

 

 

 

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