A site-specific installation made for the Holmfirth Festival 2011. It continues an interest in the Luddite Uprising of 1812-1813, and took as its starting point a contemporary report by a government spy (who claimed to have infiltrated secret Luddite societies in the West Riding) that 450 men were ‘twisted-in’ – taking the Luddite Oath – at Holmfirth. Yarn comprised 450 hand-made wool dolls closely packed and hung from a free standing frame, placed in the dank, claustrophobic former cell space of Holmfirth’s Owd Towser building.

Holmfirth Arts Festival 2011