Hadrian’s Wall To Be Giant Art Installation

Hadrian’s Wall in Britain is to be turned into what organizers claim will be the world’s longest artwork, an installation spanning 73 miles. (Does Christo know about this?) “Connecting Light” will consists of 450 giant balloons fitted with LED lights, hovering above the Roman structure in locations from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway. The balloons will transmit ‘messages’ to each other that translate into different colors. As the messages move from one balloon to another, the installation will become a line of pulsating colors stretching into the distance. The project is part of the London 2012 Festival and is the brainchild of New York-based digital arts collective YesYesNo.

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