An Inside Look at ‘RUN’ Located in the Olympic Park

Posted on August 11, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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'RUN' is one piece of artwork located at the London Olympic Park that uses stainless steel.

Stainless steel is the material of choice at the London Olympics 2012.  The Olympics Committee purposely selected this metal for its durability, sustainability and corrosion-resistant traits.  It was used on the construction of the track and field stadium, the new Emirates cable car mass transit system (designed to transport ticket holders) and the swimming arena.  Another realm where this metal is being shown is through the permanent artwork of many different installations located throughout the competitive zones.

Artwork for the Olympics was created by different internationally-renowned artists with installations located all over London and the surrounding area.  One of these impressive pieces of artwork is called ‘RUN’ by Monica Bonvicini.

‘RUN’ consists of three 30 feet tall letters forming the word ‘RUN.’  It is located at the outside of the Copper Box in Olympic Park.  It is built of mirrored stainless steel and glass.  During the day, the letters act as a mirror.  In the evenings, the letters convert into glowing letters lit by internal LED lighting.  When the artist was asked where the influence derived from she said it was from various “places around the Park” and by the Neil Young song called, “Running Dry.”

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