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A mysterious 10m high stone block appeared in the centres of Barnsley and York.


In situ for a week, the block became the focus of interventions and performances, with public responses captured on ‘block-cam’ and shared by 20,000 people on-line. Watch the films, made from over a hundred hours of block-cam.


In collaboration with: Mind the Gap, Barnsley MDC, City of York Council


Barnsley & York

May – June 2012



“The immovable block is fantastic, its been a very long time since something in the town centre has been so engaging for anyone. Its great to see a bit of life in the town, who’d have thought it would have come from such an innate piece. Like it or loath it people are talking about it and engaging together. I take my hat off to the installation. Thank you!”

– Barnsley resident


“I’ve been doing the urban sport for years now, i saw the object as immovable but used my skills to conquer an immovable object, hope you enjoyed the entertainment (:”

– Impromptu back-flipper, Barnsley


“Brilliant, love it! More please.” 

– York resident

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