A Room With A View

Artangel and Living Architecture are staging a charming project as part of this year’s London Festival. ¬†A Room For London is a one-bedroom installation set inside a riverboat perched high atop the Southbank Centre. ¬†Designed in collaboration with artist Fiona Banner, The Boat could be rented out by the public for night-long stays (it’s now fully booked). ¬†Artists, writers and musicians have also been invited to occupy the little vessel, using their time there to create new work.

A recent inhabitant was musician and artist David Byrne, who conducted a series of field recordings around the site, fusing the sounds of strawberry sellers, jackhammers and footsteps into a common rhythm that resulted in Get It Away, the work you see above. ¬†Forthcoming residents include Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller and the boat’s designer, Fiona Banner. ¬†The project runs until the end of the year.

A Room With A View