by Ariadna Zierold
Finnish artist Juha van Ingen and developer Janne Särkelä, made an animated GIF that takes 1,000 years to play. It’s called “As Long as Possible.”
The artists plan to hit play in 2017, inspired by a technique used in composer John Cage’s never-ending score, “As Long as Possible.” With no designated tempo, Cage’s composition is currently being played in a German church, where it will continue to play for another 625 years. The Finish artists behind the new GIF project will start with the numeral “1” and slowly count up with each frame showing for about 10 minutes.
Van Ingen and Särkelä are counting the slow march of time with white numbers on a black background, reminding us that time can’t stop.