Television Centre, the iconic former BBC headquarters in White City, will this summer play host to eight artists in residence. Chosen from over 360 submissions to an open call, each artist has responded to a brief to create a unique experience in the site’s East Tower, which is set for demolition and redevelopment later in the year. The residencies, which have been commissioned by White Noise, a live research project about urban change, will run from 9 June – 31 July 2016.
Responding to the initial brief is to take over and creatively destroy a floor of the BBC television centre the proposed work is inspired by BBC’s ‘Jackanory’ – a series featuring actors reading children’s stories and folk tales, usually seated in an armchair. This minimalist but captivating storytelling is being appropriated and subverted to create an enchanting tale of the site, its changes and continuity.
First interview on the project here: ribaj.com/intelligence/hilary-powell