• The Wire Works

Through the Mesh – exhibition and school visits

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Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, ‘Through the Mesh’ is part of the wider project ‘The Wire Works’ is a Warrington project designed to unearth, discover and celebrate Warrington’s industrial wire heritage through oral histories, creative workshops and large local events.

Through the Mesh is a video piece created with Y5 children at Bewsey Lodge Primary school, using the inherent uses and properties of wire as metaphors for human feelings.

From connecting us across the Channel with the first telecommunications wires, to dividing us with barb wire during the second world war, the wire works of Warrington have shipped wire across the globe for a multitude of uses including everyday objects such as chicken wire, sieves, coffee filters, electrical wires, etc. They are part of our everyday landscapes, used for architecture, fencing, encaging…

The children worked with creative director Lou Chapelle and collaborators choreographer Claire Wellens and production company Ludovico to create a video piece exploring wire main properties: To connect, to protect and filter, to encage and divide.

More info here.