The lights along a pier flickering in time with live lightning storms.

For one month on Deal Pier in Kent, during the hours of darkness, the pier lamps flicker in time with lightning strikes happening live in different parts of the world. Lightning signals from as far away as the North Pole or North Africa are received by an antenna on the pier and translated into light. As the pattern of lightning strikes changes, so the pier lights oscillate correspondingly.

"Standing on Deal Pier, sound of the sea crashing on the beach, pier lights flicker, sudden pools of light, messages from elsewhere. Katie Paterson has made another great work - strange, connected, beautiful and timeless." Andrew Nairne

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