Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh is the stage for a fusion of public art and sporting endeavour. The iconic peak will be brought to life in a mass choreographed act of walking and endurance running, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival and the London 2012 Festival.
A visual display will unfold each night on the ascent to the summit as hundreds of runners wearing specially designed light suits take to the intricate path networks. Members of the walking audience become part of the work, carrying portable light sources set against the dark features of the hill.
Each individual performance is created by collective action, landscape and weather, offering a rare perspective on the cityscape, night skies and the sea and hills beyond.
Speed of Light is listed on both the NVA and Edinburgh International Festival pages.
NVA have also produced Speed of Light in Salford Quays, UK (2013) and in Yokohama, Japan (2012).
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