Lightspeed

Aberdeen’s Olympic Commission 2012. A mobile interactive public work celebrating 100 years of the 100 metre race.

The work consisted of a 100 metre installation with light and sound that traversed it at the speed of the 100m world record. Participants were invited to race the light, to pit themselves against the speed of the world record holder, Usain Bolt.

Sound for the work was created by commissioned artists working with local communities The installation was cycle powered – run on a 12volt system powered by members of the public.

The installation travelled to various locations around Aberdeen for 4 days and was laid out in differing configurations; open public access sessions as well as organised groups at schools and sports centres. Runners were timed by sports students from the local college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

Categories: Installation, Interactive, Pre 2013