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The Barometer of My Heart


The Barometer Of My Heart
Mark Storor with Artsadmin

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Through creative workshops with men in religious, military, sports and corporate settings, and research with men attending erectile dysfunction clinics, Mark Storor has carved out a distinctive space for men to talk freely. Inspired by real conversations with these men, this piece brings experiences previously kept in the shadows into the light.

Made in collaboration with an international company of artists and participants, The Barometer of My Heart explores the rich diversity of male experience. Carnivalesque, primitive and tender: still and moving image, music and animation, live performance, science and sound combine to create an intimate reimagining of masculinity today. Presented in situ at the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Centre (a working clinic).

"Storor is a genius at excavating lived experience and showing it as staged metaphor" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"A disturbing and raw exploration of masculinity, potency and its constant companion, impotency" Louisa Dunnigan, Erotic Review

Produced by Anna Ledgard in association with Artsadmin. Made in collaboration with Everton FC Community Foundation, FACT Veterans in Practice Group, Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre and St. George’s Hospital, Tooting. Funded by Wellcome Trust and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

I participated as a cast member, deviser and live musician. I spent a lot of time in my underwear.

Find out more here.