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As part of the ‘Artists on Site’ strand of the BBC Public Art Programme, Catherine Yass created a film entitled Flight.  It was captured using a camera attached to a model remote-control helicopter, swooping over the roofs of Broadcasting House.  The film was shot in just one take, lasting just a few minutes, with the helicopter following a circular looping path over the roof of the Broadcasting House Extension and onto Langham Street, around the cooling tower and aerials, the main point of transmission for the BBC’s radio output from this location.


Providing a bird’s-eye view of the rooftops, the film has already become an important archival record of a view of buildings now lost.  Flight was shown as part of the artist’s Turner Prize entry in 2002.


Flight is part of the BBC Broadcasting House Public Art Programme curated by Modus Operandi.


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