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.
Born in Kherson, Ukraine and now based in London, Kats is an artist, musician and dancer whose practice addresses locality, collective forms of research and knowledge as a spatial discipline.More
Fourth Feathers Youth & Community Centre is a youth centre in Marylebone that offers young people a wide range of activities and a holiday programme.More
Take Over... was a platform to practically address questions of access and housing in the Church Street area, asking how the potential of a locally run TV station could be considered for community action.More