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BBC Broadcasting House Station

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As part of the ‘Artists on Site’ strand of the BBC Public Art Programme, Tom Gidley was commissioned to make a film in response to the refurbishment of BBC Broadcasting House.  Entitled Station, the film explores the corridors, offices and stairwells of the building prior to its redevelopment.  The vacant spaces of Broadcasting House become repositories for events and narratives related to the production of sound broadcasting.  The artist suggests this disjuncture visually by creating a nocturnal and other-worldly atmosphere against a background of silence. The journey leads to an empty room and open window through which sounds from the outside world seep in.  This is Room 101, the inspiration for Orwell’s torture chamber in his novel Nineteen Eighty-four.


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


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