pekka niittyvirta & timo aho
This gave me chills. Can you guess what that blinding band of light represents?
“The installation explores the the catastrophic impact of our relationship with nature and its long term effects. The work provokes a dialogue on how the rising sea levels will affect coastal areas, its inhabitants and land usage in the future.
This is specifically relevant in the low lying island archipelago of Uist in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland, and in particular to Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre in Lochmaddy where the installation is situated. The centre cannot develop on its existing site due to predicted storm surge sea levels.”
This powerful light installation, titled “Lines (57° 59′ N, 7° 16’W)”, is a collaboration between Finnish artists Pekka Niittyvirta & Timo Aho for Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre. Heartbreakingly beautiful.