These twelve works were produced as a portfolio trade in response to SP Weather Station data, one report per month during 2008. As Weather Interpreters, artists were invited to respond to any aspect of monthly data collected by the station with an edition of 33 multiples in any format. $125
January – Mike Estabrook and Vandana Jain, January, 2009, 4 x 6 inches, postcard and PDF download.
February – Susan Goethel Campbell, Dirty Snow, February, 2009, 5 x 7 inches, (closed), 5 x 41 inches (open), accordion folded, inkjet print book.
March – Emily Larned, March, 2009, 6 x 9 inches, drawing with pencil, watercolor, letterpress and rain. Each day of the month’s unique, daily rainfall directly altered that day’s drawing.
April – Luke Strosnider, Thirty Skies (Amsterdam/New Amsterdam, 2009. 6.5 x 9.25 inches, (image), 13 x 9.4 inches (paper), inkjet print.
May – Andrea Polli, May, 2009, 3 minutes, MP3 recording of live performance on a laptop. Sonification of the May 2009 SPWS data uses pure and sampled sound, including ‘Some other Spring’ by Billie Holiday. File available online (not in portfolio): www.spweatherstation.net/wp-content/may_2009_polli.mp3
June – Mark Nystrom, Winds, 2009. Set of 3 11 x 11 inches, inkjet prints and CD. Wind drawings and digital replays for each day of data taken with custom instruments at SPWS base, June 2009.
July – Patricia Zarate, Water No Water, 2009. Set of 6 8.5 x 11 inches, inkjet prints with 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 12 page pamphlet, and 9 x 11 inches, enclosure. Comparison of total rainfall in Long Island City, NY and San Diego, CA.
August – Jane D. Marsching, Dance Weather, 2009. 14 x 10.5 inches, inkjet print. Translation of wind speed/direction data into dance steps.
September – Stephanie Rothenberg, 30 days of September 2009 in My Second Life, Set of 30, 3.5 x 6 inches, inkjet postcards based on login screens from Second Life.
October – Graham Parker, 11 x 14 inches, inkjet print. Spam interspersed with 31 days of corresponding weather data.
November – Isaac Gertman, 11.5 x 7 inches (folded), 22.75 x 14 inches. (unfolded), offset print on newsprint.
December – Birgit Rathsmann, 10.25 x 7.74 inches, inkjet print.
These twelve works were produced as a portfolio trade in response to SP Weather
Station data, one report per month during 2008. As Weather Interpreters, artists
were invited to respond to any aspect of monthly data collected by the station with an edition of 33 multiples in any format. $125
JANUARY – Heidi Neilson, January, 2008, 2008. 8.5 x 11 in., color laser print.
FEBRUARY – Natalie Campbell, Daniel Larson, Heidi Neilson, Jing Yu, Liz Zanis
Leap Day Wind Direction, 2008. 17 x 17 in., screenprint, compass.
MARCH – Katarina Jerinic, Recorded Wind Direction at 12 noon, March 2008, 2008. 4 x 6 in., archival inkjet print with temporary tattoo.
APRIL – Lize Mogel, April is the Crulest Month, 2008. Video, 1 min.
MAY – Chris Petrone, Untitled, 2008. 6.5 x 16 in., folded, double-sided screenprint with envelope.
JUNE – Bridget Lewis, Untitled, 2008. 11.5 x 15 in., screenprint.
JULY – Michael Geminder, Untitled, 2008. 7 x 7 in., lasercut corrogated cardboard.
AUGUST – Leah Beeferman, A Weather-Reading Device Expands and Contracts as the Temperature Rises and Falls, 2008. Video, 12 min. 25 sec.
SEPTEMBER – Neil Freeman, Untitled, 2008. 11.25 x 11.25 in., archival inkjet print.
OCTOBER – Sarah Nicole Phillips, Entry in a Field Guide: Draft Snakes, 2008. 8.5 x 11 in., laser print.
NOVEMBER – Carrie Dashow, Untitled, 2008. Video 3 min. 23 sec.
DECEMBER – Richard Garrison, Wind (Speed & Direction), December 1-31, 2008, 2008. 11 x 17 in., archival inkjet print.
A set of 7 “weather representation” buttons by Liz Zanis and published by SPWS, one for each weekday. Sun, rain, and two versions of fog in various permutations, $10.
About S.P. Weather Station
Co-founded by artists Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson in 2007, SP Weather Station is an interdisciplinary project that collects weather data, hosts a Guest Lecture Series, and organizes weather-related publications, events, and exhibitions. As an informal umbrella organization, SPWS invites participation from many other artists, groups, and weather enthusiasts, while maintaining a rooftop station base in Long Island City, New York. SPWS logs the following measurements at 5 minute intervals: Relative Pressure, Indoor Temperature, Indoor Humidity, Outdoor Temperature, Outdoor Humidity, Dewpoint, Windchill, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Precipitation.
SP Weather Station builds on the existing international phenomenon of Personal Weather Stations. Weather station enthusiasts worldwide combine DIY analogue technology with organized web forums for collecting and analyzing data. By recording its neighborhood’s environmental conditions, SPWS participates in and add to some of the many ways people have, throughout history, made their own weather observations. SPWS maintains an interest in new and historical technologies, and in how individuals relate to broader systems and patterns. For more information: www.spweatherstation.net.