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Cliona Harmey | Aberdeen Ships

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April to June 2019, daily. FREE
Music Hall, Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Explore the romance and reality of the sea courtesy of Aberdeen Harbour's live electronic information system. By tracking the location of ships, the constantly updated names of the most recently arrived and most recently departed vessels are juxtaposed on the Music Hall's Stepping In space screen, creating a form of poetic writing.

Irish artist Cliona Harmey's work attempts to interrupt the speed of this instantaneous data stream and return it to the speed of movement of real entities in space. The names include references to Scots and Nordic culture conjuring up historical figures and distant places in this localised version of her previous work Dublin Ships (2015).

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