Jeremy Deller stayed in A Room for London, a one-bedroom installation above the River Thames, on 23 March 2012. His stay coincided with a major retrospective solo show of his work at the Hayward Gallery almost directly beneath the boat.
At different moments throughout 2012, under the collective title Hearts of Darkness, artists and stowaways from various professions were invited to spend time in A Room for London. The instruction was simple: use the time and space as an opportunity to imagine something new to share by way of the digital space, echoic of the golden age of nautical broadcasting
Earlier in the year he had invited Chuck, a singer and musician who often plays along the South Bank, to a recording studio in West London where they recorded two cover versions live, direct-to-disc. During his stay in A Room for London, Deller invited Chuck to play a set on board the boat-shaped hotel, and talk about his life performing at different spots in London and Paris.
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