BLACK TOWER BROADCASTS
In response to their current exhibition Midnight Sun by Urban Night Project, Black Tower Broadcasts draw upon the sodium drenched streets and the shimmering facades of the urban night.
You can listen to the broadcast here
What makes life in the vertical city so enticing, so seductive,
yet also so heavily contested?
Midnight Sun samples how the vertical city is experienced, imagined and sustained through an intimate examination
of its everynight spaces and the technologies of night.
In London, real-estate speculation shapes the character of the built environment in ways that in recent years have taken on an intensely vertical form. Emblazoning the vertical fantasy and grounding it within an exhibition, Midnight Sun re-presents and re-configures the nocturnal city through photography, digital media and installations in dialogue with research materials that are drawn from the familiarly-strange encounters with verticality in everyday life. Midnight Sun is an experiment
in reckoning with the entangled hi/stories of life in the nocturnal city.
Midnight Sun is initiated by the Urban Night Project — a research collaborative led by urban geographer Casper Laing Ebbensgaard and artist Rut Blees Luxemburg, and addresses current and future challenges of urban, nocturnal living. Midnight Sun has been conceptualised through The Dark Preview, an irregular series of pamphlet-posters that brings together writers and artists to think about and develop tactics for shaping more socially and atmospherically just futures
in the urban night.
Black Tower Broadcasts: Skyline Walking
In conjunction with the exhibition, we invite you to participate in artist Alisa Oleva’s accumulative video archive Skyline Walking. This is an invitation to walk the city skyline at night and contribute to a collective video walkthrough cities all over the world, from London to Kyiv, from Lagos to Seoul.
Visit blacktowerprojects.com/broadcasts to take part.