The BBC has commissioned Spanish artist Jaume Plensa to create a steel and glass ‘light sculpture’ to grace the top of its new Broadcasting House complex in central London. ‘Breathing’, which is expected to be inaugurated in 2005, will be a memorial to journalists and crews who have lost their lives in the course of their work. The 10m-high inverted glass spire will be lit at night and will at ‘key’ times project a 900m beam of light. Breathing takes cues from Broadcasting House’s radio mast and the spire of All Souls Church. It is part of the BBC public art programme that also spawned sculptor Rachel Whiteread’s plaster cast of Room 101.
The collaborative concept album was creatively directed by Pentagram’s Abbott Miller, with illustrations from Ori Toor and animations by 1983 studio.
Studio Sutherland has given the organisation a “modern, accessible and easily usable” identity that is centred on the arches found in UK churches.
The studio has collaborated with King’s College London on Urban Mind, to allow users to capture their mood in the city over a 14-day period.
Last week Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner suggested a “guaranteed state income”, similar to a universal basic income (UBI), for creatives would help mitigate the effects of the pandemic on their