Ever dreamed of running, in a light suit, as part of a choreographed mass movement on Arthurs Seat? Well, this is your chance! NVA are looking to sign-up around 5,000 runners to take part in their Speed of Light project as part of Edinburgh International Festival in August 2012.
Speed of Light is a national programme which combines physical and cultural activity in an innovative and exciting way. The programme will culminate with a unique series of night runs on Arthurs Seat next August and one of Scotland’s official contributions to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. From the 9 August - 1 September, Edinburgh’s largest hill, Arthurs Seat, will be transformed by trails of light. An audience will witness this extraordinary physical artistic display, but more importantly, people are also invited to experience this event by actively being a part of it.
The illumination of the hill will be a performative event; carried out by participating members of the public. Participants will wear specially designed energy harvesting light suits, which will animate the hillside with trails of patterned light. Runners will become part of the visual spectacle, through their movement, as they ascend and descend the summit.
Whether this event intrigues you as a work of public art, an innovative science experiment, or a unique fun run, The NVA Speed of Light is an extraordinary undertaking with mass appeal. Places are on a first come first, serve basis, so if it sounds like something you would like to be a part of, register early as a runner to ensure you don’t miss out. Visit www.speedoflight2012.org for more information and to register.
Edinburgh International Science Festival is delighted to be partnering with NVA on this unique and exciting project. Our specially developed workshop exploring the technology behind the light suits will be touring schools across Scotland from Jan – May. Find out more here