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.
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. The project poses the question: Is the most brutal act of barbarism civilisation?
On 29th September 2017, which marked two years into Mark Storor’s 12 year project, Jack Welsh of The Double Negative joined bemused locals in St Helens to report on artist Mark Storor’s epic residency, Baa Baa Baric. Welsh found flowered police horses and children amongst those helping Storor to question the town’s negative stats. You can read Jack Welsh’s full report here.
Or watch the events of 29th September 2017 unfold in this video filmed on that special day.
Photo credit: Stephen King