METRO CHOICE: Art depot

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The Independent Culture
The Alcan factory, in the shadow of Wembley stadium, no longer turns out rolls of gleaming foil. Now it's a storage depot where people dump things in the limbo of 650 separate units. Outside, these are uniform: grey metal walls, red padlocked doors. Inside, they vary in size from a broom cupboard to a ballroom, and in contents from a shipment of Indian cumin to a job lot of army surplus long johns. Brian Eno is fascinated by these discrete worlds. "They are charged with a kind of intimacy," he says, "because they all contain things that seem to want to be hidden, protected. To look into one of these spaces is to look into an intimate corner of someone else's world." As somewhere to site a specific work of art, it is irresistible. Working with Laurie Anderson and the Acorn Research Cell, a group from the Royal College of Art (where he is a visiting professor), Eno has taken over 30 unlet units. They have installed "items, sounds and vision jointly conceived", drawing on photography, industrial and computer design, painting, sculpture and graphics. Visitors will be welcomed and taken on an intimate journey through this "strange and furtively populated urban interior" from Tuesday.

Acorn Storage Centre, on the eastern side of Wembley stadium. Information: 071-494 3780

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