The Showroom

Take Over | Fourth Feathers TV: Gallery as a neighbourhood model

29 March – 2 April 2016

Drop-in workshop for age 9 and over: Friday 1 April, 3–5pm.

Open to the public: Saturday 2 April, 12–6pm


For his Communal Knowledge project Anton Kats has been collaborating with Fourth Feathers Youth Youth and Community Centre since 2013 on the project Fourth Feathers TV (FFTV) - an open, community-based TV station inviting members and visitors to join.

Take Over... will propose a platform to practically address current questions of access and housing in the Church Street Area asking how the potential of a locally run TV station can be considered for community action.

During the school Easter break FFTV will take over The Showroom’s gallery for a series of workshops transforming the space into a dynamic and playful model of the neighbourhood, a TV studio and simultaneously an artistic and informal learning platform. The TV production studio will work with other community groups in the production of a series of episodes to add to the online FFTV platform.

The episodes produced during the workshops will be installed in the studio for a public viewing on Saturday 2 April 12–6pm

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.

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 is commissioned as part of Communal Knowledge.

Communal Knowledge is generously supported by John Lyon’s Charity, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s Charity, 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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