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The Electric Fence



Electric Fence is a solo show of works by Lincolnshire-based contemporary artist, Annabel McCourt. For this exhibition, McCourt's well-known installation 'Electric Fence', initially conceived for Hull Minster during the City of Culture year, will take over the upstairs gallery space in the Usher Gallery, alongside a series of new works specially commissioned for this 2020 exhibition.

McCourt's 'Electric Fence' is a large-scale sculptural re-creation of an electric fence, inspired by occurrences of homophobic hate speech and utilising innovative audio technology to create an immersive and haunting experience. For over a year, McCourt has been working to design a new site-specific presentation of the 'Electric Fence' for the unique setting of the Usher Gallery.


Working closely with The Collection and Usher Gallery, over the past year McCourt has facilitated a number of workshops, inviting the people of Lincolnshire to contribute their own stories of overcoming personal barriers. 

These stories can be access via the Flying the Flag page here.

The original Electric Fence website can be found here.

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