Date and Time

15th June 2017


Rivington Pl, London, EC2A 3BA

Launch of Ting-Ting Cheng’s new artwork – the outcome of the first Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency

To celebrate the launch of On the Desert Island, the outcome of the first ever Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency, Ting-Ting Cheng will be in conversation with Stephanie Moran, Iniva’s Library Manager on Thursday 15 June 2017 from 6.30-8.30pm.

Offering a unique way to explore Iniva’s remarkable collection, On the Desert Island takes its cue from Professor Stuart Hall speaking to Sue Lawley on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in February 2000. On the long-running radio show, the presenter asks the guest to punctuate their conversation with eight records they would choose to take with them if they were cast away on a desert island. Ting-Ting Cheng draws on the recording of Professor Stuart Hall’s interview to create an audio map which imagines the Stuart Hall Library as islands with its bookshelves and contents as land mass to be negotiated.

On the Desert Island will be available to listen to in the Stuart Hall Library from 1st June until 1st December 2017. The work is available as a free, solo, 45-minute experiential journey around the Stuart Hall Library. For this reason, pre-booking is essential.

The Stuart Hall Library Residency has been jointly funded by Iniva and the Stuart Hall Foundation.