Have you seen the light yet? Línte na Farraige (the line of the sea) is a collaborative project that highlights the issues of rising sea levels due to climate change.
Funded by Creative Ireland, the light installations are the work of two Finnish artists, Timo Aho and Pekka Niittyvirta along with scientists Zoë Roseby (from Trinity College), Maeve Upton (Maynooth University), Gerard McCarthy (Maynooth University), and Jamie Mathews (Imperial College London), as well as the Dublin Climate Action Regional Office. The project is supported by the Climate Action Regional Office and Galway City Council.
RTÉ coverage of Línte na Farraige launch with Pat McGrath
The LED light installations will be located at the Spanish Arch, Ard Bia and the Claddagh Basin. The installations are comprised of illuminated horizontal lines, based on prediction of future sea level rise from international benchmarks that represent future sea level and storm surges.
The installations at Spanish Arch and Ard Bia will be in place for 6 months and the installation at the Claddagh Basin will be in place for 4 days from 6pm today.
Translating as “Line of the Sea”, Línte na Farraige is a collaborative project that highlights the issues of rising sea levels due to climate change. It is one of 15 projects taking place all around the country that are being funded by the €2 million Creative Climate Action fund through Creative Ireland. Pictured is the projected sea level of a storm surge combined with sea level rises in the year 2150 at the Long Walk/ Spanish Arch area of Galway City. Photographs by Aengus McMahon
Below are some images from the launch of Línte na Farraige at Galway City Museum and in the museum courtyard close to the Spanish Arch.
For further information on the Línte na Farraige project visit: Creative Climate Action: Línte na Farraige – Creative Ireland Programme