TV as Material 4: The Longest Day Sunday 28 September 2014, 15.00 – 21.30

Artists and television have a rich history of dialogue and exchange from early broadcast experiments and collaborations to interventions and artist-run television projects. This weekend will explore the ways in which TV has been used as a material by artists with newly produced contemporary works and rare historical projects. It will feature the London premiere of BBC Arts and LUX commissioned films by Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler among others, and a screening of Jef Cornelis’s legendary broadcast experiment The Longest Day. Illustrated talks and discussions will examine the various ways in which artists have sought to reimagine television, exploring its history and archives and producing new works that unpack television formats and investigate the architecture of the TV studio. With contributions from participating artists, Maeve Connolly, author of TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television and Koen Brams, curator of the Jef Cornelis exhibition at Liverpool Biennial 2014. Curated by George Clark

De Langste Dag / The Longest Day, broadcast live on Belgium television on 21 June 1986, is a legendary project in the history of art and television.

The work will be shown in its entirety throughout the day with breaks. This special screening of The Longest Day is curated by Koen Brams and George Clark in association with Liverpool Biennial.


Other events in this series

TV as Material 1: Artists and Archive at the BBC Friday 26 September 2014, 19.00 – 21.00

TV as Material 2: Broadcast Collaborations Saturday 27 September 2014, 16.00 – 18.00

TV as Material 3: The Television Studio Saturday 27 September 2014, 19.00 – 21.00