The previous year’s legendary, 24-hour Interview Marathon was expanded in scope.
The 24-hour Serpentine Gallery Experiment Marathon 2007, introduced by Julia Peyton-Jones and presented by Olafur Eliasson and Hans Ulrich Obrist, took place in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007 and featured experiments performed by leading artists, architects and scientists. The experiments explored ideas of time, space and of reality through models, vibrations and perception, investigating Eliasson’s assertion that ‘What we have in common is that we are different’.
12 noon: SESSION 1
Introduction by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Olafur Eliasson
Israel Rosenfield: Where do colours come from?
Angela Sirigu: How the brain thinks about movement
Olaf Blanke: Leaving the body behind?
Beau Lotto: Sky in a bottle and white shadows
Luc Steels: Fluid Language Game Experiments with Autonomous Robots
Oscar Vilarroya: Both sides of fear. From aversion to pleasure
Paul Drew: Perceptions of…. relationships in interaction (How we are who we are to one another)
3.25 pm: SESSION 2
Marina Abramović: Cleaning the House
Spartacus Chetwynd: Geodesics – Where I Went Wrong
Simon Forti: Small Hand Dance. Score performed by Gill Clarke
Pedro Reyes: Conditioned Tactile Interchange
Tomas Saraceno: Micro-scale, Macro-scale and Beyond: Large-scale Implications of Time-Scale Experiments
Tris Vonna Michell: The Trial: Act 7, 2007
3.25 pm: SESSION 2
Gustav Metzger: Lecture/Demonstration
Kim Gordon, a score performed by Polly Brannan and Irene Revell
Simone Forti, a score performed by Cerith Wyn Evans
Marcus Coates: A Heligoland for Souls
Bridget Nicholls: Bat night light and flight exploration: an exploration into the way bats navigate their environment
Joseph Grigely: Longitudinal Study Addressing the Question of Whether or Not a Monkey Can Catch a Fish
Gloria Friedmann: Play Back of Eden
Fia Bäckstrom: To whom it may concern
Paul Fryer and Colin Dancer: Art and Science: A star in a jar
Olafur Eliasson: Co-Producer Experiment (Co = Colour)
Sophie Fiennes: Playing Panchette
10 AM: SESSION 1
John Brockman: Serpentine Gallery and EDGE project. ‘What is your formula? Your equation? Your algorithm?’
Seirian Sumner: A cooperative foraging experiment – lessons from ants
Timothy Taylor: The Tradescant’s Ark Experiment
Simon Baron-Cohen: Do women have better empathy than men?
Armand Leroi: The Song of Songs
Steve Jones: Some Like it Hot
Neil Turok: What Banged?
Lewis Wolpert: How Our Limbs are Patterned Like the French Flag
Steven Pinker in conversation with Marcy Kahan
1.35 PM: SESSION 2
Introduction by Francesca von Habsburg
Matthew Ritchie, Neil Turock, Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch: The Morning Line
3.30PM: SESSION ENDS