The Process:

Initially, Traces of Fire needed to be concealed from its audiences.
So, for the opening of ev+a 2004 when the tracking started, some
rather evasive slogans were mounted at City Hall - later we’d show
the findings from 2 weeks spent tracing in Limerick.


The initial slogans read:

Traces of Fire
Barium Meals for the City

Someone stands.
People walk by.

Haven't they met?
For more light in your life.

Volkmar Klien & Ed Lear
transmitting on your frequency.


And then the fire spread.

Each lighter is dropped where it has a good chance to change hands
and no-one sees who left it. The pubs have different crowds and
layouts - but the best corners to lose our lighters soon suggested
themselves:
If the pub’s busy enough, push a lighter onto the bar top - it’ll
soon find it’s way under someone’s hand. Or use the facilities –
and check on your next visit if it left with a new owner.
Choose your table for a few drinks - let it stay with the empties
when you go.

Log its frequency, and move on to the next pub.


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Lighter No.1: Planted March 15th 2004 at ‘Slattery’s’
on Lord Edward Street
Transmission Frequency: 150.005 MHz
Lighter No.2: Planted March 16th 2004 at ‘The Square Bar’
on John’s Square
Transmission Frequency: 150.105 MHz
Lighter No.3: Planted March 16th 2004 at ‘The Launch’
on St. John’s Street
Transmission Frequency: 150.155 MHz
Lighter No.4: Planted March 15th 2004 at the ‘White House’
on Glentworth Str.
Transmission Frequency: 150.205 MHz
Lighter No.5: Planted March 15th 2004 at the ‘Wolf Tone Bar’
on Wolfe Tone Str.
Transmission Frequency: 150.255 MHz
Lighter No.6: Planted March 16th 2004 at ‘Holy Ground’
on St. John’s Street
Transmission Frequency: 150.305 MHz
Lighter No.7: Planted March 16th 2004 at the ‘Wolf Tone Bar’
on Wolfe Tone Str.
Transmission Frequency: 150.355 MHz
Lighter No.8: Planted March 16th 2004 at ‘Nancy Blake’s’
on Upper Denmark Str.
Transmission Frequency: 150.405 MHz
Lighter No.9: Planted March 16th 2004 at ‘Portley’s’
on Lock Quay
Transmission Frequency: 150.455 MHz
Lighter No.10: Planted March 15th 2004 at ‘South’s’
on Quinlan Street
Transmission Frequency: 150.505 MHz