The Exquisite Corpse Will Drink The Young Wine, Merge Festival
Wednesday 17 October 2012, 7.30pm
The Borough Welsh Congretional Chapel

‘The Exquisite Corpse Will Drink The Young Wine’ brings together a group of contemporary musicians and artists for a night of performance at the Welsh Congregational Chapel in Borough, London. Fiona Banner, in association with Viv Albertine, Steve Beresford, James McArthur and a male voice choir, presents a new musical re-arrangement of the hit 1966 pop song, Snoopy Vs The Red Baron. There will also be live performances by Origamibiro and others.


Fiona Banner Presents Orson Welles' Heart of Darkness

On 31 March 2012 from 5.30pm, Fiona Banner presented Orson Welles' screenplay Heart of Darkness, 'the greatest film never made.' Performed for the first time, Orson Welles' unmade film Heart of Darkness had a one night only performance on board the Roi des Belges. The entire screenplay was performed by the actor Brian Cox (Manhunter, Coriolanus) and beamed live down into the Purcell Rooms below


A Room for London - Roi des Belges
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London
January 2012 – December 2012

Designed by David Kohn architects in collaboration with Fiona Banner. Programmed by Artangel and produced by Living Architecture.

A Room for London - Roi des Belges, is a temporary building on the roof of Queen Elizabeth Hall. It is a studio for writers and performers who will live there for up to a week. The residents will create work in situ, which will be performed live and published on The programme has been built around the themes and concerns of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

A Room for London - Roi des Belges is also a one night only bookable hotel room
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Harrier and Jaguar Ingots, 2012
Metal from BAe Sea Harrier aircraft, ZE695 and
Sepecat Jaguar aircraft, XZ118

Harrier and Jaguar Ingots
In 2011 Banner placed two fighter planes Harrier and Jaguar, 2010 in the central atrium of Tate Britain.
Post exhibition the airplanes were broken up and melted down, then recast into ingots. Combined weight of ingots,1005 kilos.

xHarrier and Jaguar Ingots, 2012 (detail)