4/704 is a project initiated by the artist Rosie O’Reilly that I collaborated on as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival.
4/704 explored man’s vulnerability in the face of rising sea levels by recording 4 of the 704 annual high tides. The installation consisted of 4 self-contained dying units on Sandymount strand, each with a garment inside. Through a buoyancy system, the mark of the tide’s undulation was transferred onto the clothes over 48 hours, creating a ‘textural time lapse’.
The images for this project were shot from the sea to highlight our exposure as an island to any changes in sea level. The sea baths on the strand acted as a temporary gallery space, with paper prints pasted up which then disintegrated over the following weeks.