One of Britain’s most talented and diverse musicians Polly Jean Harvey and her band are set to begin a recording process inside of a transparent glass recording studio. The art installation will take place at London’s Somerset House, and it is a project that sees PJ Harvey collaborating with a company called Artangel. The company has been working with artists on unusual projects for more than a year.
Its co-director, Michael Morris, explains that the idea is to demystify the recording process: “Polly’s approach to songwriting and making films is very much like that of a visual artist and we got talking about how the process of making a record could be displayed rather like an exhibition and what that might feel like”. Ticket sales have already caused ticket distributing websites to crash, and they allocate you 45 minutes viewing time of the project titled Recording in Process. Pretentious gloating or is it a necessary art exhibition, allowing fans and everyone else to take a peek at Polly’s song writing and recording process?