Every seat in the stadium

Between May and September 2011 Neville Gabie spent 69 hours attempting to sit in all 69,000 seats then fitted in the Olympic Stadium. Whilst he only managed to sit in about 40,000, the work was really an attempt to make sense of the scale of the building through one simple action.

β€˜To be in the stadium when it is completely empty and silent is a surreal and powerful experience, particularly imagining the intensity of emotion that is likely to be experienced in that arena in 2012. As one person in that vast space I was wondering how I could somehow measure the scale of it – sitting on all the seats seemed to be one solution.’ Neville Gabie

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