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730 people have watched over Hull for one year. Now the project has drawn to an end...
We developed a standalone website for Hull Vigil, an exciting performance telling the story of a city coming back to life.
On May 3 2021, a year-long vigil began in Hull. Every day for a year, at sunrise and sunset, a vigil kept watch over Hull from a bespoke structure located on top of the Hull College building.
Over the course of one year, 730 people contributed to the collective vigil - a 365 day silent and peaceful performance - to watch over the city.
When bookings went live all of the slots were taken in an amazing seven hours and seven minutes - with a further 200 added to the waitlist overnight.
While each vigil stood alone, together they formed a human chain and a manifestation of community, humanity and resilience.
Standing alone but together, each vigil stepped inside the bespoke wood and glass structure, without their phone or other distraction, to watch over the city for an hour at sunrise and sunset - looking out across the Humber to the east, the urban spread to the north and out across the suburbs and countryside to the west.
Each day, the vigils expressed their thoughts and experiences about their vigil and watching over the city of Hull. These words, along with photos of the performance were posted on the website, telling the story of the performance in Hull.