Lines (Black Rock Park)

Collaboration with Timo Aho

The installation utilizes sensors and real-time data to dynamically respond to changing tides and storm surges, creating an immersive experience that visually represents the effects of rising sea levels caused by climate change. Customized for each location based on IPCC data and local elevation, the scenarios depicted range from realistic projections for 2100 to more speculative visions for 2300.

For the Martello tower, the scientists Gerard McCarthy, Zoe Roseby and Katherine Dooley from Trinitycollege Dublin & Maynooth University, have combined the storm surge from a 2014 storm (3rd January- Windstorm Christina- 2.68m) with the 2100 high impact/ low probability storyline (2.3m) published in the most recent IPCC report  (IPCC, 2021a) to create a line height of 1m.

– LED-Lights on at high tide or storm surge
– Light on at high tide or storm surge when dark (under 300 lux)
– Real time data feed from Marine Institute sensors
– Light sensor: on/off according the ambient LUX amount
– Powered by custom built Solar PV feeding excess power to the grid
– Located at the Martello Tower, Black Rock Park, Dublin, Ireland