Aberdeen’s famous granite will come to life this weekend as part of a new interactive project.
Christmas shoppers will be presented with live videos of their fellow Aberdonians at 11 buildings in the city and the streets below.
Granite Video, a partnership between the National Theatre of Scotland and Aberdeen City Council, will project footage of more than 100 people onto prominent city buildings, including His Majesty’s Theatre and the Central Library.
Everybody who participated was asked to describe themselves and what connects them to Aberdeen – but without using words.
The resulting movements and gestures were then slowed down and text and other images were edited in.
The 30-second portraits were created by video artist Graeme Roger.
He said: “Spending time and meeting a diverse range of people from across the city is fascinating for me, and I always feel privileged when stories are shared and, for a moment, you get to see what people are ‘really’ like.
“We asked people three questions, but asked them to respond without using words. What you get back is something really honest and intimate.”
The project was launched last night, and will continue this evening from 5-10pm.
A full list of the buildings taking part is available at www.graniteaberdeen.com
Meanwhile, today also brings the Granite Dance, where the over-50s Quicksilver group and the Fusion Youth Dance Company will perform two new dances, inspired by Scottish and Russian folk dance.
Two performances will take place on St Nicholas Street, in front of Marks and Spencers, at 1pm and 3pm.