18:20, Thursday 12 November



See the vision for the Canal in action


The internationally touring public artwork Speed of Light will arrive in Glasgow for the first time with a powerful re-staging of Ghost Peloton at the Whisky Bond in Port Dundas on 12 and 13 November. The event will be the first of its kind in Port Dundas, Glasgow’s newest Cultural District, which is the focus of a radical regeneration vision to become a vibrant new city neighbourhood sitting on the Glasgow Canal.

Using cycling as the core of mass communal movement incorporated within stunning large-scale projection and set to an original score, a collective of ghost bikes and riders will be illuminated using a bespoke LED light suit which can instantaneously change colour, flash-rate and luminosity. Inspired by the wheel in motion, the movement of massed participants choreographed by Phoenix Dance Theatre will transform the canal-side landscape into an open canvas carrying a new visual language of light in motion.

Ghost peloton image courtesy NVA

See a video of Ghost Peloton

Ghost Peloton Glasgow is created by NVA and Phoenix Dance Theatre with support from Glasgow City Council, BIGG Regeneration, Scottish Canals (as part of the Canal Regeneration Partnership), the Whisky Bond and The Bike Station, as part of the LUCI City Under the Microscope.

Ghost Peloton Glasgow marks the first staging of NVA’s Speed of Light in Scotland since the work’s premiere on Arthur’s Seat in 2012, as part of the Cultural Olympiad for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The work has since toured internationally, responding to docklands in Japan, reformed urban sites in England, and the vast industrial landscapes of the Ruhr in Germany.

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Image from www.nva.org.uk