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Lightspeed Olympic Public Art for Aberdeen


Do you think you keep up with the fastest man alive?  Reckon you can beat the Scottish 100 metres record? Well get your trainers on and find out!


Lightspeed isAberdeen’s Olympic Public Art Commission; it’s an interactive installation celebrating the 100metre race created by artists Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman. Its 100 years since the 100metre world record was first officially recognised. Lightspeed aims to capture the excitement and energy of this iconic race, in the year that the Olympic and Paralympic games come to theUK.


Lightspeed covers 100m, with light and sound running the length of the work in 9.58 seconds, the speed of the current world record. Members of the public are challenged to run alongside the moving light, to pit themselves against the fastest person on Earth, Usain Bolt.


This promise’s to be a great event for all the family, whether you want to challenge your personal best, run for fun or just come along and soak up the atmosphere.




11th June.UnionTerraceGardensoffUnion Street, to coincide with the Olympic Torch Relay passing throughAberdeen. 5-8pm


12th June.SportsVillage,Linksfield Road,Aberdeen,AB24 5RU. Public access times 3- 4pm and 5.30 – 7pm    http://www.aberdeensportsvillage.com


14th June. On the green space betweenBeach Boulevardand the Esplanade. 5-9pm


You can also upload your photos and videos of Lightspeed on the project’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/LightspeedAberdeen .


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