Laura Pannack, The Cracker

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June 2019

New personal project from Laura, which has been featured in an article in the guardian

“Through a narrow alleyway you enter the Cracker; rolling grass lined with blackberries and stinging nettles. Motorbikes, peds and quads bark loudly everyday and at all times. The boys race them until they burn out, perfecting the art of the wheelie. Horses are usually kept in the back gardens or local stables and are just as popular.”

“I’m drawn to this area for its insular community. Everyone knows each other and the name ‘The Lost City’ derives from an obvious observation. These people feel forgotten. With no entertainment, a limited youth service and a lack of role models these young people do feel lost. The police battle against them. I want to explore the friendships, the unique language and tradition of the area and the characters that for me should not be lost or ignored.”