Along with Heart of Glass (an agency for collaborative and social arts practice based in St Helens, Merseyside) and Idle Women (UK based arts organisation that creates contemporary art with women), ANU will explore women’s persistence and resistance and will contextualise present day violence against women in unspeakable and unimaginable histories, and look to the future.
ANU is renowned for interdisciplinary work that delves into historical and contemporary events, with scalpel like precision and dreamlike intensity. They bring unheard voices of the community to the fore, and aim to blur the lines between immersive and site specific installation art.
HELEN is a programme that will create immersive and explosive art experiences focused on women and within the community of St Helens, Merseyside, UK.Using a combination of enquiry, artistic endeavour, unconventional engagement practices and historical research we will create a new set of productions in 2018; the year St Helens celebrates its 150th birthday. HELEN will create tectonic shifts in the everyday lives of the women who co-create her as well as the structures that work against us.
Image: Angel Meadow at HOME, Manchester, photo credit: Graeme Cooper