Workshop / Public intervention

The Midnight Run is a walking night-time cultural journey through a city. It gathers strangers and local artists to explore, play and create whilst the city sleeps. The Epic London Midnight Run fell under the ‘Light 2015’ European tour. It was a part of UNESCO’s global International Year of Light series of events, and designed to raise funds for ‘Liter of Light’, a sustainable lighting project which aims to bring eco-friendly solar bottle-bulbs to communities living in darkness.

Each member of the team was offered a LED balloon and was encouraged to walk around the area of UCL in order to spot an urban gap: an abandoned, sacrified, useless public space. The aim was to recognise it, analyse it, inhabit it and celebrate it with the balloon.

Company: The Midnight Run
Commissioned artist: Vivianna Chiotini
Facilitators: Inua Ellams (Founder of the Midnight Run), Eleanor Fogg
Location: UCL courtyard, London, UK
Date: July 2015

︎ Video documentation of the event