‘Calculation, imagination and performance enables specific futures to be made present while remaining absent, whether through a graph of future losses, a story of a journey or a feeling of shock.’ – Ben Anderson, Durham University, UK.
Knitted Flood Wall was a participatory artwork developed to highlight the need for the installation of a flood defence wall. Using the Catchment Flood Risk Management Study Velocity map of the River Dodder (produced by Dublin City Council) as the pattern base and colour scheme and in collaboration with the Ballsbridge Dodder Residents Committee. When completed, this replica flood wall spanned 40ft in length × 8ft in height and took over 20 participants six months to knit. It was installed along the river at Ballsbridge, Dublin, for a period of seven days in October 2012 as a means to mark the first anniversary of the 2011 flood in that location.