SP Weather Station ~ New York
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Heidi Neilson: "SP Weather Station is an interdisciplinary project founded by Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson in 2007 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.

"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."

   

Six Years of Weather
BySP Weather Station Project
New York: SP Weather Station, 2013.

8.5x 1 x 2"; 434 pages. Perfect-bound paperback.

Six Years of Weather contains weather data collected by SP Weather Station from 2008 to 2013 which was distributed to invited artists to create monthly weather reports.

Descriptions of projects completed while this data was collected are found in these portfolios.

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SP Weather Station 2012 Reports
By Heidi Neilson, et al.
New York: SP Weather Station, 2012. Edition of 30.

12 x 16" heavy paper portfolio with cotton-thread tie closure. Paper title label on front listing each month with artist's name. 12 items laid in.

Colophon: "These works were produced as a portfolio trade in response to SP Weather Station data, one report per month during 2012. As Weather Interpreters, artists were invited to respond to any aspect of monthly data with an edition of multiples in any format. At the station base in Long Island City, SPWS logs in the following measurements in 5 minute intervals: Relative Pressure, Indoor Temperature, Indoor Humidity, Outdoor Temperature, Outdoor Humidity, Dewpoint, Windchill, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Precipitation."

January: Stepping into the same weather more than once by Rena Leinberger
     7 x 7"; 36 pages. Edition of 50. Digital offset print. Signed and      numbered. Images taken with artist's iPhone. Arranged into an      index of  travels.

February: February 2012 by Jesper Aabille
     3 x 4", 29 digital prints. Edition of 30. Signed and numbered.
     Illustrations related to weather each day.

March: Ten Possibilities for a Water Glass by Beka Goedde
     4 x 3" closed; 19.5 x 20.25" open. Edition of 30 + 3 AP. In      glassine envelope. Numbered. Matrix of ten possible states of a      water glass associated with      the barometric pressure.

April: Weather for Thirty of Twelve by Roni Gross
     8 x 2"; six panels. Color xerox. Signed by the artist.
     External and internal weather in the form of a paint sample      fan.


May: Divining End Time: Readings for May 2012 by Jordi Williams
     11 x 7"; series of 31 ink jet prints.

June: Hotter Than a Two Dollar Pistol by Tara Cooper
     11 x 15" single sheet. Edition of 30 + 3 APs. 3-color      handprinted photopolymer etching.

July: July 2012 by Emily Bunker
     5.5 x 8.5" single sheet. Edition of 30. Digital print with      acrylic.

August: Molecule Model by Peter Jellitsch
     12.3 x 8.8" closed, 25.4 x 8.8" open; single sheet. Edition of      35. Screenprint. Signed and numbered. Includes handwritten      notations, drawings, and a photocopy that deals with the      attempt to make hidden conditions visible.

September: September 2012 by Birds' Ear View Collective (Jon Barraclough and Alexandra Wolkowicz)
     12 x 1.5" scroll. Digital print from an original drawing.      Wooden splints. Edition of 36.

October: October by Kyle Holland and Elizabeth Sheehan
     10.75 x 14" diptych. Edition of 30. Letterpress, suminagashi      marbling and pressure printing on Stonehenge Pearl Gray      paper.  Inspired by storm-riddled weather data.

November: Replica of West Norwegian vaer maskin (Weather Machine) by Rachel L. Cohn, Frej Meinild Larsen, Ebbe Dam Neinild, Laurids Sonne
     9 x 12". Edition of 30. Materials: envelope, nails, washers,      string, cardstock.  Kit with image for making a weather      machine.

December: Weather or Not by Paula McCartney
     5.25 x 4.5"; 32 pages. Digitally printed. Perfect bound in      wraps. Each page represents one day of the month in December recording snow falls.

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SP Weather Station 2011 Reports
By Heidi Neilson, et al.
New York: SP Weather Station, 2012. Edition of 30.

12 x 17" heavy paper portfolio with cotton-thread tie closure. Paper title label on front listing each month with artist's name. 12 items laid in.

About SP 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….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."

Colophon: "The enclosed works were produced as a portfolio trade in response to SP Weather Station data, one report per month during 2011. As Weather Interpreters, artists were invited to respond to any aspect of monthly data with an edition of 33 multiples in any format.

"At the station base in Long Island City, NY, 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, and Precipitation."


Each artist was assigned a month and produced an item to document his/her observations.

JANUARY - Emcee C. M. Master of None
The land gives us all we need to survive, 2012. Booklet/ fold-out broadside, 3 x 4.5" closed, extends to 9 x12". From a series of thirty-six woodcuts and woodengravings from all six sides of six handmade type high blocks of maple, with original narrative text and list poem handset in lead Caslon Antique type, letterpress printed in seven colors.

FEBRUARY - Glen Einbinder
Weatherlore Cards, 2012. Set of 6 cards with digital laser prints from original color pencil drawings and hand stamped gold text, 8.5 x k.5 each. February weather data translated into folkloric measurements: cricket = temperature; cow = wind direction ...

MARCH - Rafael Hidalgo Mugica
Audio recording, 2011. Sonification using data from SP Weather Station and other stations around the world. File available online (not included in portfolio)

APRIL - Naomi Miller
Health Report for My Mother, April 2011, 2012. DVD with single channel video, 5:33 min. A complete month's health report in the style of a television weather report for the benefit of the artist' health-concerned mother.

May - Chad Stayrock
Gambling with the Weather: Roulette, 2012. Inkjet print on newsprint, 48 page booklet, 8.5 x 7". Uses weather data from May 2011 to create a strategy for betting at the roulette table tested in February 2012 at the El Cortez Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

JUNE - Michelle Rosenberg and Howard Huang
Visor Calendar, 2012. Visor, iron-on lettering, 7.25 x 6 x 1.5". From a series of 30 visors, each with a word that describes the weather for every day of June 2011. Based on SP Weather Station data, the descriptive words also highlight parallels between personality traits and the weather.

JULY - Hope Ginsburg
Toy Sponge Divers with July High Temperature Data, 1012. Cut wool felt, cello sleeve, 8.25 x 6.5". Recalling 2011 SP Weather Station "Water Sponge" event. Rehearsing fantasies for Spring 2012 open water dive. Honoring the Phylum Porifera in all its sessile mutability.

AUGUST - eteam
No day without weather, 2012. Crayon on ruled notebook paper. 11 x 8.5".

SEPTEMBER - Paul Kennedy
John Davault's Weather Diaries: September 1871 - June 1881 and July 1881 - January 1896, Leesburg, Tennessee, 2011-12. Two pigmented inkjet prints. 13 x 18.25" each. Folded to 13 x 9"

OCTOBER - Adrienne Garbini
October, 2011. Inkjet print on newsprint, 37 x 29". Folded to 12.75 x 9.25".

NOVEMBER - Travis LeRoy Southworth
Sunspots, 2012. Inkjet print, 11 x11". Influenced by the large number of sunspots in November of 2011, this work is a collection of "sun spots" or blemishes digitally removed from photographic portraits.

DECEMBER - Rick Myers
Mirror System (December 2011), 2012. Black paint, vial, residue of precipitation, cotton wool, plastic box, label, 1 x 1 x 3". Glass vial with a black reflective interior containing events of weather gathered on the roof of 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, NY for the 31 days of December 2011.

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SP Weather Station 2010 Reports
By Heidi Neilson, et al.
New York: SP Weather Station, 2010. Edition of 30.

12 x 17" heavy paper portfolio with cotton-thread tie closure. Paper title label on front listing each month with artist's name. 12 items laid in.

About SP Weather Station: "Co-founded by artists Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson in 2007, SP Weather Station is an interdisciplinary project that collects weather date, hosts a Guest Lecture Series, and organizes weather-related publications, events, and exhibitions….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."

Colophon: "[This set of] works were produced as a portfolio trade in response to SP Weather Station data, one report per month during 2010. As Weather Interpreters, artists were invited to respond to any aspect of monthly data with an edition of 33 multiples in any format.

"At the station base in Long Island City, NY, 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, and Precipitation.


Each artist was assigned a month:

JANUARY - Liz Zanis
     Flux factory's roof in January 2010. 2011. Edition of 30.      Signed and numbered. Screenprint on paper.
     Mr. G and G.G. in January 2010. 2011. 6 x 5" screen print on      balsa wood, necklace chain.
     Both items in 6 x 5" clear cellophane bag.

FEBRUARY - Graham McDougal
     S P Weather Station Weather Report February 2010. 2011.
     Archival ultrachome print, single sheet. 11.5 x 9" scan of      dislodged roof tile for Ithaca, NY. Laser engraved with      drawing based on SPWS wind speed measurements
     through February, except for days weather station was      decommissioned by falling construction debris.

MARCH - James Walsh
     Diary of the weather. 2011. Signed.
     Letterpress print single sheet 16 x 10". Drawn from Rev.      Andrew Burnaby's Travels Through the Middle Settlements in      North America, printed in London
     in 1775.

APRIL - Carissa Carman
     April Showers Portable H2O Filter Number One, Edition of 30.      Signed and numbered.
     Mimaki print on cotton, paper, staples, terra cotta ball, metal      ring, needle, thread. Laid in 8.75 x 6" plastic bag with paper      title label and staple closure.

MAY - Mark Parsons
     A Day & the Data. Edition of 30. Signed and numbered.
     Intaglio, collage and ink on paper. 9.5 x 12.25" single sheet.
JUNE - Tim Dye
     Weather Dots, June 1 -15, 2010. 2010.
     Digital print from series of 15, with color laser print key, 5 x      7". Depicting each day's weather, 24 dots show weather      conditions with color, shape, and orientation.
     Hourly weather readings control the shape's appearance.

JULY - Douglas Paulson
     Are you Able to Appreciate the Weather.
     Single sheet laser print mounted on card board, 8 x 5.375".

AUGUST - Robyn York
     Emotional Weather Report. Anchorless Press.Numbered.
     Pigment print. One sheet book folded to 8 pages of 4.25 x 6".

SEPTEMBER - LoVid (Tali Kinkis and Kyle Lapidus) and Douglas Repetto
     Cross Current Resonance Transducer
     CCRT Spiral Sound Print, 2011. Variable edition of 30 data      driven laser cut screen print on laser cut paper, 10 in.      diameter. Sound wave data from computer voice
     reading of SPWS indoor/outdoor temperature and humidity      values plotted in an Archimedean spiral using custom      software.

OCTOBER - Nicholas Fraser
     October 20, 21, 22. 2011.Signed.
     Digital pigment print, 11 x 11" single sheet. The weather:      ubiquitous and mundane and democratic coloring everything      we do. The spreadsheet of measurements: a
     knotty meaningless mass far removed from what it represented.      The prints: 3 consecutive days, converted into bland charts,      parameters unidentified.

NOVEMBER - Man Bartlett and Angela Washko
     Flux Factory Brainstorming Document, 2011.
     Photocopy with ink and marker, 11 x 8.5" single sheet.

DECEMBER - Ellie Harrison
     UK Weather Report: The Effect of the Weather on the      Market/The Effect of the Market on the Weather, 2011.
     Single channel video recording of Skype performance for SP      Weather Station on April 17, 2011. File available online (not      included in portfolio):      www.spweatherstation.net/?page_id=567.


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SP Weather Station 2009 Reports
By Heidi Neilson, et al.
New York: SP Weather Station, 2009. Edition of 30.

12 x 14.75" heavy paper portfolio with cotton thread tie closure. Paper title label on front listing each month with artist's name. 12 items laid in.

Colophon: "[This set of] works were produced as a portfolio trade in response to SP Weather Station data, one report per month during 2009. As Weather Interpreters, artists were invited to respond to any aspect of monthly data with an edition of 33 multiples in any format.

"At the station base in Long Island City, NY, 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, and Precipitation."

Each artist was assigned a month:

JANUARY - Mike Eastbrook and Vandana Jain.
     January, 2009. 4 x 6" postcard. PDF file of image.
     To download a printable letter-sized pdf version of the image,      link available.
FEBRUARY - Susan Goethel Campbell
     dirty snow february 2009. 5.7" closed, opens to 5 x 41".      Accordion folded. Inkjet printed. Mylar covers with removable      plastic spine.
MARCH - Emily Larned
     March, 2009. 6 x 9" drawing with pencil, watercolor,      letterpress, and rain.
     Each day of the month is unique in that that day's rainfall      altered the day's drawing.

APRIL - Luke Strosnider
     Thirty Skies (Amsterdam/New Amsterdam, 2009). 6.5 x 9.25"      image on 13 x 9.5" paper. Printed inkjet.
MAY - Andrea Polli
     May, 2009. MP3 recording of live performance on a laptop.
     Sonification SPWS data uses pure and sampled sound,      including 'Some Other Spring' by Billie Holiday.

JUNE - Mark Nystrom
     Winds, 2009. Three 11 x 11" inkjet prints with CD. 5 x 5"      folded paper contains CD with printed explanation of the      exercise.
     Wind drawings and digital replays for each day of data taken      with custom instruments at SPWS base.

JULY - Patricia Zarate
     Water No Water, 2009. Set of six 9 x 11" images. 8.5 x 11"; 12      page pamphlet. Housed in 9 x 12" white office envelope with      title on front.
     Comparison of total rainfall in Long Island City, New York,      and San Diego, California. Data collected from the roof-top of      the SP Weather Station.

AUGUST - Jane D. Marsching
     Dance Weather, 2009. 14 x 10.5", inkjet print.
     Translation of wind speed/direction data into dance steps.

SEPTEMBER - Stephanie Rothenberg
     7 days of September 2009 in my Second Life, 2009. Set of 7      images. 3.5 x 6" closed; 24.5" extended. Inkjet printed.
     Postcard like images based on login screens from Second Life.

OCTOBER - Graham Parker
     [untitled] 11 x 14" inkjet print.
     Spam interspersed with 31 days of corresponding weather      data.

NOVEMBER - Isaac Gertman
     10 DAYS 11 HOURS 46 MINUTES 31 SECONDS, 11.5 x 7"      broadside folded, 22.75 x 14" open. Offset print on newsprint.
DECEMBER - Birgit Rathsmann
     The Air of Cold Objectivity 2009. 10.25 x 7.75" inkjet print.
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SP Weather Station
2008 Reports

By Heidi Neilson, et al
New York: SP Weather Station, 2008. Edition of 30.

12.25 x 17.5" heavy paper portfolio with cotton thread tie closure. Paper title label on front listing each month with artist's name. 12 items laid in.

Colophon: "[This set of] 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 with an edition of 33 multiples in any format.

"At the station base in Long Island City, NY, 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."

Each artist was assigned a month:

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 Cruelest 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 corrugated 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.

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