Connecting Light

Aug 31
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Sept 1
| 8pm  —  11pm |

Connecting Light is a digital art installation along Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.
The installation consists of hundreds of large-scale, light-filled balloons transmitting colors from one-to-another, creating a communication network spanning over seventy miles.

Audience members are invited to participate by sending personalized messages along the light-lined wall at a number of viewing locations or, this Web site and companion mobile app.

Connecting Light investigates borders, imagining them not as a line of division, but as a source of connection.

The installation is open to the public from Friday, August 31st to Saturday, September 1st.

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    Connecting Light Press and media coverage

    Here you can find Connecting Light in news:   http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/aug/31/roman-candles-hadrians-wall-lights-up http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19320015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-17859073 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/olympicsvideo/9228489/London-2012-Olympics-Jeremy-Hunt-launches-London-2012-Festival.html http://www.artlyst.com/articles/cultural-olympiads-73-mile-light-installation-for-hadrians-wall http://www.detail-online.com/daily/connecting-light-an-art-installation-along-hadrians-wall-scottish-and-english-border-by-yesyesno-6219/ ttp://www.designboom.com/art/400-pulsating-balloon-installation-by-yesyesno/ http://inspir3d.net/2012/09/02/400-giant-balloons-illuminate-hadrians-wall/ http://es-us.noticias.yahoo.com/fotos/yesyesno-connecting-light-installation-slideshow/members-of-the-public-view-the-art-installation-new-york-based-digital-arts-collective-yesyesno-photo-1346457007.html http://www.northumbria.police.uk/news_and_events/media_centre/news_releases/details.asp?id=65116 http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2012-04-27/hadrians-wall-to-mark-olympics/ Radio Newcastle, Alfie and Charlie breakfast 26 April 2:46:53-2:52:20 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00qr06j Radio Cumbria, Paul Braithwaite drivetime 26 April 0:18:47-0:23:50 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00qvq95 http://www.journallive.co.uk/culture-newcastle/arts-news/2012/04/28/preview-connecting-light-art-installation-at-hadrian-s-wall-61634-30856489/ http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/glowing-for-gold-1.949175?referrerPath=news http://www.metro.co.uk/olympics/897436-hadrians-wall-to-play-integral-part-in-london-2012-cultural-olympiad http://www.lighting.co.uk/news/hadrians-wall-light-installation-to-celebrate-london-2012/8629662.article?blocktitle=Latest-News&contentID=2633

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    Connecting Light – behind the scene

    Tech crew and the volunteers behind the scene set up 400 Connecting Light balloons along the wall.  They were amazing.  

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