400 Giant Balloons Illuminate Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall borders connected through light

Connecting Light, a digital art installation created by New York-based digital arts collective YesYesNo, takes place across the 73 miles of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. The installation consists of over 400 light-filled, six-foot-in-diameter balloons transmitting messages from one-to-another, with LED lights changing color in response.  People can interact with the light-lined wall by sending personalized messages at a number of viewing locations. As messages travel through it, the installation becomes a line of pulsating colors, illuminating what was once a protective border. 

This installation, which is part of the London 2012 Festival, is open to the public from Friday, August 31st to Saturday, September 1st, 2012.

photo credit: paul.mcgreevy (image1) and connecting light

Hadrian’s Wall borders connected through light

Hadrian’s Wall borders connected through light

Hadrian’s Wall borders connected through light

Hadrian’s Wall borders connected through light

Hadrian’s Wall borders connected through light

Hadrian’s Wall borders connected through light

source: Connecting Light.