The Showroom
Project

Anton Kats: Fourth Feathers TV

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2013–ongoing

Fourth Feathers TV (FFTV) is an open, community-based TV station inviting members and visitors of Fourth Feathers Community Centre to join. The FFTV team interchanges and alternates the roles of camera operators, commentators, filmmakers, journalists and audience, and develops an evolving series of episodes around social and political issues. It transforms the space inside and outside of the youth centre into an open TV studio and simultaneously an artistic and informal learning platform.

Episode #1, produced in Summer 2013, was followed by FFTV's second episode produced in February 2014. Episode #2 is based on the composition of a miniature model of Lisson Green Estate. The model becomes the set and platform to address the current housing situation within Lisson Green Estate and considers possibilities for community action.

FFTV proposes a space to explore methods of co-research and artistic investigation. The liveness of the project carries a form of an open event, in which open studio work counters standardised relationships with media and suggests ways to approach local organisation forms practically.

This project was commissioned as part of Communal Knowledge.

Communal Knowledge is generously supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s Charity, John Lyon’s Charity, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Arts Council England and Garfield Weston Foundation.

In collaboration with Fourth Feathers Youth Club

Fourth Feathers TV is supported by Westminster City Council Neighbourhood Fund Programme

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    Video Anton Kats: Fourth Feathers TV