Longplayer Day 2017 is a 12-hour peripatetic cross- disciplinary festival celebrating the recently announced partnership between Goldsmiths and the 1,000 year-long artwork Longplayer by Jem Finer. Events take place across London locations: beginning at Goldsmiths (New Cross) and concluding with celebrations at Trinity Buoy Wharf (Poplar).
Longplayer Day is inspired by Longplayer and the philosophy, interests and aims behind it. Its curated programme of new commissions, performances, talks, screenings and workshops explores time and duration, and seeks to inspire audiences into new thought on long-term behaviours, environmental awareness and durational thinking. In keeping with the festival’s themes, Longplayer Day is set to take place annually on the summer solstice (the longest day of the year).
Curators: Helen Frosi & James Bulley
Assistant curator: Philip Serfaty
Assistant: Gregory White
Advisory group: Jem Finer, Iris Garrelfs & John Levack Drever
Graphic Design: Joe Hales