The Artangel Longplayer Conversation 2011 took place at RIBA in London on 18 April, and introduced two of the world’s foremost modern thinkers: climate-scientist and ‘futurologist’ James Lovelock and political philosopher and author John Gray.
An annual event, The Artangel Longplayer Conversation invites two cultural thinkers to engage in a discussion inspired by the philosophical premise of Jem Finer’s Longplayer, a musical composition playing, in real time, over the course of an entire millennium. Commissioned by Artangel and launched in 2000, Longplayer suggests a projection of growth and change and a timescale beyond our lifespans.
For more information: artangel.org.uk/project/longplayer/
The event was filmed and live-streamed in partnership with Intelligence Squared.