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Línte na Farraige launch Wexford Harbour Installation

Línte na Farraige launch Wexford Harbour Installation

Date: 28 Oct 2022

This is the second installation in the project with the first installation at the Spanish Arch in Galway on September 29th.

Línte na Farraige is a series of LED light installations by Finnish artists Timo Aho and Pekka Niittyvirta. The installations show the risks of rising seas and storm surges across Irish coastal sites. It is a collaborative project including scientists from Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University, the Climate Action Regional Offices, local authorities and Irish creators, Algorithm and Native Events.

The horizontal lines of light represent future sea level rise based on predictions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report AR6 & historic storm surge data. The installations demonstrate that the future is in our hands as the rate of sea level rise depends on our greenhouse gas emission trajectory. By adapting together, we can protect our coastlines and help “lower the line”.
Further installations are being planned for Dublin in early 2023. The installations are being powered by photovoltaic (PV) panels mounted on the roof of the Wexford tourist office as well as renewably powered battery packs.  

For further updates on the project please follow @lintenafarraige on Twitter and visit the interactive project website