at high tide, three synchronized lines of light activate in the outer hebrides off the west coast of scotland. lines (57° 59 ́N, 7° 16 ́W) by finnish artists pekka niittyvirta and timo aho wrap around two structures and along the base of a mountain landscape. everything below these lines of light will one day be underwater

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all images courtesy of pekka niittyvirta and timo aho



low lying archipelagos like this one are especially vulnerable to the catastrophic effects of climate change. in fact, the centre where the installation is situated, taigh chearsabhagh museum & arts centre, cannot even afford to develop on its existing site anymore due to the predicted rise of storm surge sea.
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pekka niittyvirta and timo aho use quintessentially basic elements, lines and light, to remind us of two potential futures. a future where these structures are underwater. and, more optimistically, a future where we begin to take climate change seriously and attempt to reverse the symptoms we have inflicted upon the earth.

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  • Yes, urgently. Ask these light people to get in touch with the Green Party and Extinction Rebellion here in the UK, and see if they can do this in LONDON. It has no impact on the cretins in Westminster unless the water would be lapping up the windows of the Houses of Parliament. PLEASE.

    Susie Stockton-Link says:
  • +1 How about in every coastal city and town on the globe ? Start with the biggest ones—especially national and state capitals !

    Stephen Ritchings says:

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