Breathing

by 5ocietyx

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Inspired by the building’s Audio and Music Division and shaped like a listening glass (or loud hailer), ‘Breathing’ is a 10 metre (33ft) sculpture dedicated to BBC war correspondents and reporters killed in the world’s trouble spots. Notice the dome and the spires of All Soul’s church and the replica shortwave radio mast on the original building in the background.

A poem written by its creator, Jaume Plensa, spirals around it and reads:

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

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Photo: Hayes Davidson.

Every night at 10pm a beam of light is switched on synchronised with the nightly 10 o’clock news bulletin.

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Resonating with the BT Tower

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

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