The art of getting active
Edinburgh’s Arthur’s Seat will be the setting for a remarkable piece of public art, and a reminder of the importance of physical activity, as part of the London 2012 Festival.
Taking place in August, Speed of Light will see thousands running a choreographed route up the mount at night in specially commissioned light suits, creating an extraordinary visual effect.
Angus Farquhar, Creative Director, commented:
“The work at best can communicate profound and often unarticulated ideas of how we live, who we are and how we are affected by our immediate environment.”
With runners ascending the summit of the hill every night of the Edinburgh International Festival, the initiative will bring the iconic landmark alive – and may just encourage a few more people to pick up their running shoes in the future.