Irish bogs are among the world’s oldest living, natural eco-systems. It is estimated that they once covered almost a million acres of land. Today, less than 1% of that figure remains as active, living bog – Bog that can still support life.
Environmental artist Luke Casserly invites you to take a moment to pause and observe the passing of time in the Midlands bog this December. The project is a quiet and political gesture, inviting a virtual audience to see the Irish landscape in real time. The footage is available to watch online from anywhere in the world at any time of day. An invitation to track the sun’s movements from dawn to dusk, and consider the future of this important site over the next 100 years.
The project is dedicated to the last locomotives making their final journeys along the train-tracks in the bog this Winter as activity in Bord na Móna in Lanesborough, Co. Longford comes to a close.
Created by: Luke Casserly
Videographer: Tiernan O’Rourke
The livestream will be available to view from 12PM on 23 December 2020. Tomorrow from 12 PM the website will go live and the footage will be accessible until midnight on 28.12.2020.