The brief was to illuminate Archway and most specifically a sunken precinct by the tube entrance and underneath the forboding Archway tower. The project – to bring together people from the area and further afield every week over a cold winter to occupy this underused area as a roller skating rink. Participatory fun led to the creation of an animation film as every week skaters came and had lights attached to heads, elbows and knees and with flash camera stills photograph we crafted a film made from thousands of these stills. The film was premiered on the site of its making, projected onto the building above with a public roller disco below. The local betting shop was transformed into a skate hire (free) for the night a, accompanied by a mobile sound system people skate d the night away.
The project was commissioned by AIR with TFL and London Borough of Islington.