Messengers – Arts Festival, Barnaby
Barnaby is a Festival of contemporary arts, culture and fun celebrating Macclesfield’s rich heritage. It has become an eagerly anticipated fixture in the town’s calendar, reinventing the centuries old tradition of marking St Barnabas feast day.
The heads reflect the precise measurements of the Brass Arts artists’ heads taken from biomedical facial scans. Their gradual inflation and deflation cycles give the impression of an animated presence in a space that is still, even frozen in time. The scale of the forms recasts the audience in miniature, enabling them to experience the interface between the architecture, the human and the imagination.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.