An iconic light artwork by internationally renowned artist Monica Bonvinci in the Olympic Park.Internationally-renowned artist Monica Bonvicini has designed a flagship artwork for the Copper Box in the Olympic Park.
The artist has created three nine-metre tall letters forming the word ‘RUN’,made of mirrored glass and mirrored stainless steel.
In daylight, the letters will act as a mirror for visitors and reflect their surroundings, and at night the letters will become more transparent and glow with complex internal LED lighting.
Monica Bonvicini’s inspiration for the work comes from musical references such as ‘Running Dry’ by Neil Young and the Velvet Underground song ‘Run Run Run’, which have also influenced her previous work. Inspired by the many uses of the Park, it was a natural choice to return to these works and the word ‘run’ for this permanent landmark.
'it’s exciting to see the work finally start on site after being awarded the commission in summer 2010. 'RUN' is already blending
in perfectly with the landscape, avoiding monumentality through the mirroring of the surroundings. at night the psychedelic light reflections will illuminate the work in an exciting, elegant and witty way, reflecting the great liveliness of london.'
- monica bonvicini