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

Jo Hodges

Jo Hodges is a multidisciplinary public artist based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Jo [www.johodges.co.uk] has a background in Human Ecology, community development and social justice.

Her work investigates ecological and socio-cultural systems, processes and relationships, and explores new strategies for working in public. Her practice takes many forms; temporary and permanent works, site specific installations and socially engaged projects and processes. She is often led by context, where the outcome is determined as a result of process.

She is interested in research, experimentation and collaboration at the intersection of environment, culture and technology and exploring the role of art in social change. She is joint Director-Curator of Sanctuary Lab, a public art laboratory in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.