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Finnish artists create 1000-year-long GIF titled As Long As Possible

Titled 'As Long As Possible (ASLAP)', the two artists have possibly created the world's longest GIF using 48,140,288 frames.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 26, 2015 3:49:26 pm
ASLAP GIF, longest giff, 1000 year gif Enlarged photographic prints of ASLAP frames /FISH Gallery. (Source:

An art project by Finnish duo Juha van Ingen and Janne Särkelä is grabbing headlines for its magnitude and vision. Titled ‘As Long As Possible (ASLAP)’, the two artists have possibly created the world’s longest GIF using 48,140,288 frames.

Each frame is marked with a number in white at the center of a black background. The frames will change every 10 minutes and the entire sequence is expected to run for a 1000 years.

The project title ‘ASLAP’ pays homage to American musician  John Cage’s composition ‘Organ2/ASASP’. The objective of Cage’s composition, as the title ASASP suggests,  is to play the notes as slow as possible. When played with Halberstad organs, it is said to take 625 years to finish the composition.

The Finnish artists want to start playing the GIF in 2017 on the 30th anniversary of the image format’s birth. Once started, the GIF will complete a loop and start over again only in the year 3017.


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