© Documentation of Installation by Pekka Niittyvirta & Timo Aho

Die finnischen Künstler Pekka Niittyvirta und Timo Aho haben auf den Äußeren Hebriden, eine Inselkette vor der Westküste Schottlands, eine schockierende Installation erschaffen. Es wird gezeigt bis wohin die Häuser der Insel überflutet werden bei zukünftigen Sturmfluten, durch die fortschreitende Klimaerwärmung und das Steigen des Meeresspiegels.

Colossal, 05.03.2019, Autorin: Laura Staugaitis

A chilling new installation in the Outer Hebrides shows the impact of climate change and rising tides on the low-lying islands off the west coast of Scotland. Lines (57° 59 ́N, 7° 16 ́W)  was created by Finnish artists Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho for Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre in Lochmaddy on the island of North Uist. The site-specific installation uses sensors and LED lights to show where the water will flow during storm surges if the Earth’s temperature continues to rise. Searing white lines mark this rising water level on the sides of buildings, hover over bridges, and extend across other susceptible areas across the museum campus and surrounding community.

The installation’s delineations starkly demonstrate the ticking clock that makes the museum’s current location unsustainable unless drastic measures are taken to stop climate change. The video below shows the artists’ installation process. You can see more from Niittyvirta and Aho on their websites. (via designboom)

Quelle und weitere Bilder von der Installation: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/03/lines-hebrides/?mc_cid=f8df1abf5f&mc_eid=3e8586ebc5

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