Breathing Sculpture: BBC Broadcasting House

Where: On the roof of Broadcasting House, W1A

What: 10m glass installation with integrated lighting, representing a listening glass, acting as a memorial to reporters who have died whilst on an assignment. The sculpture was inaugurated by Ban Ki Mon, General secretary of the United Nations and is illuminated every evening to coincide with the 10 o clock news. It was designed and installed in collaboration with architect Richard MacCormac.

Text:

life turns and turns on the crystal glass

breathing in our body

silence is a voice, our voice

silence is a body, our body

life turns and turns on the crystal glass

breathing in our body

I invite you to breathe

I invite you to listen to the silence

Material: glass

Artist: Jaume Plensa

Date: 2008

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