The Showroom

Anton Kats: Fourth Feathers TV



Fourth Feathers TV (FFTV) is an open, community-based TV station inviting members and visitors of Fourth Feathers Youth & Community Centre to join. The FFTV team interchange and alternate the roles of camera operators, commentators, filmmakers, journalists and audience, collectively developing an evolving series of episodes around social and political issues. The team 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 was produced in Summer 2013, followed by a second episode 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 the form of an open event, in which open studio work counters standardised relationships with media and suggests practical ways to approach local forms of organisation.

Image: Anton Kats, Take Over | Fourth Feathers TV: Gallery as a Neighbourhood Model, 29 March – 2 April 2016. Courtesy of The Showroom


Fourth Feathers TV was commissioned as part of Communal Knowledge, 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 & Community Centre

Fourth Feathers TV was supported by Westminster City Council Neighbourhood Fund Programme.

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    Video Film looking at The Showroom's local work

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    Event Take Over | Fourth Feathers TV: Gallery as a Neighbourhood Model

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    Video FFTV: Gallery as a Neighbourhood Model

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    Video FFTV: Boxing

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    Video FFTV: Left Hook / Right Hook

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    Video FFTV: Homework

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    Video FFTV: A White Chocolate And Strawberry Marquise

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    FFTV: D A N C E

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    Video FFTV: Skatepark

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    Video FFTV: Nasir

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    Video FFTV: Memories Of The Future

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    Video FFTV: In-Between: Lisson Green Estate housing and organisation model