Tomorrow, the Museum of Modern Art, in association with WNYC, will screen Empire, Andy Warhol’s 1964 continuous shot of the Empire State Building, which plays silently and slowed-down for more than eight hours. A few New York culture mavens, including the blog Hyperallergic, WNYC and ARTnews Magazine, have vowed to use Twitter to chronicle the entire thing, along with help from the public under the #empirefilm hashtag. Maybe un-follow them all now?
The rest of the participants in this stamina exercise, which will be run like a relay race in one-hour increments, are listed here, and are probably already working to come up with back-up plans for what to tweet. (Start with Genesis 1 and go from there?) The action begins at 10:30 a.m. and will probably last until dinnertime.
If you don’t plan on attending or reading, at least test yourself with the above six-minute clip and see if you can make it through. (Spoiler: You can’t.)