Long Relay (Alternate Worlds) was conceived and led by Tim Etchells and Adrian Heathfield. The project was a continuous online writing experiment involving a group of 8 writers over a 24 hour period taking place during the Serpentine Gallery 24-hour Experiment Marathon, from 1pm Saturday 13 October until 1pm Sunday 14 October 2007.
Exploring concepts surrounding experimental fiction under the creative constraints of duration, the project focused on remote and collaborative writing processes.
Saturday 13 October
13.00-16.00: Tim Etchells in Bergen, Norway
16.00-19.00: Tom McCarthy in London
19.00-22.00: Deborah Levy in London
Sunday 14 October
22.00 (Sat)-01.00: M. John Harrison in London
01.00-04.00: Shelley Jackson in New York
04.00-07.00: Fiona Templeton in New York
07.00-10.00: Simon Bayly in London
10.00-13.00: Adrian Heathfield in London
Long Relay was published in Experiment Marathon, ed. Olafur Eliasson, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Koenig Books, 2009.
Read the web record of all the finished texts below