News: Long day, slow walk

Wednesday 15 June 2005

On Tuesday 21 June, the longest day of the year, artist Ohad Fishof is leading a ‘very slow walk’ across London bridge and back…

He starts during the morning rush hour at 8am – and will end sometime in the late afternoon – when passers by will be encouraged to join him in the final stretch – if they can resist the urge to run for their train at London Bridge station of course.

Estimate exactly how long the walk will take him and win a flight to Brisbane at www.slowwalk.org

Ohad Fishof creates work in dance, music and text and performs internationally. He collaborates regularly with choreographer Ohad Naharin, has worked with sculptor and installation artist Guy Bar-Amotz and in 2001 performed at the Venice Biennale in a piece he co-created with Uri Katzenstein.

So why is he doing it? Artangel, the producers of the event say: “ Fishof’s walk introduces a concept of slow time into the fast-paced urban environment of the city believing that slowing down natural, instinctive action – such as walking – physically expands the present and reveals the hidden pace of change.”

It has been timed to mark the fifth anniversary of Longplayer Jem Finer’s thousand-year-long musical composition that began on 1 January 2000 and has been playing since it began in the lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14

www.artangel.org.uk

What’s On