After successfully debuting as part of the Fringe at Edinburgh Festival, NVA's Speed of Light has been entrancing audiences in Yokohama, Japan. The event, staged at the iconic Arthur's Seat in the Scottish capital, saw that dramatic lnadscape illuminated by hundreds of runners wearing specially designed light suits.
Speed of Light Yokohama was presented as part of Smart Illumination Yokohama in partnership with the British Council, taking place from 31 October to 4 November 2012.The annual festival, themed on sustainability and energy-saving technology, commissioned NVA's Speed of Light to create a moving nightscape in Yokohama's urban environment over two nights of the festival.
Organisers NVA explained the concept: "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 investigates the physical and emotional aspects to endurance running and the extent to which the power of the mind can override physical pain."
For more information visit the Speed of Light website.