We discuss a floating house, the Turner prize and selfies in Studio Audience

3 October 2014

This week’s Studio Audience is packed with more goodies than a Christmas Quality Street tin; we review Alex Chinneck’s ingenious and poetically named floating house installation Take my lightning but don’t steal my thunder and Mike Mellie’s similarly tremendously titled selfie portraits. Maisie tells us what delights she saw at the London Art Book Fair at the weekend and we place bets on the Turner Prize. You can listen using the SoundCloud embed below or you can subscribe via iTunes here.


Alex Chinneck: Take my lightning but don’t steal my thunder

Straight off the 243 bus from Covent Garden, Amy talks about Alex Chinneck’s latest magical architectural feat unveiled in London: a levitating building. The reactions of pedestrians wandering past ranged from bemused to blasé; what did the It’s Nice That team think?

Next up, Maisie reports back on the London Art Book Fair which she perused last weekend. We ponder its place in the creative bookscape and how open it is to those outside of the art – or book – worlds.


Mike Mellia: That one time I played backgammon in an old warehouse in Mongolia

After the break and a quick “Would You Rather”, it’s Mike Mellia’s selfie-a-day project that occupies the right side of our brains. We reckon it’s rather better executed than similar series we’ve seen before, but feel the need to consult the Oxford English Dictionary on the exact meaning of “selfie”…

Finally, it’s the Turner’s turn; now in its 30th year, the prize’s shortlist has been announced and we’re placing our pennies on who we think will be taking home the moolah.

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