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2011 Weather Reports Portfolio at IPCNY

We’re happy to announce that the 2011 Weather Reports Portfolio was selected to be included in the International Print Center New York’s ‘New Prints/2013 Winter‘ exhibition!

Please join us at the opening reception on Thursday, January 17, 2013 6-8pm, at IPCNY, 508 West 26th Street, Room 5A, New York, NY 10001.

About the exhibition:
IPCNY presents New Prints 2013/Winter, consisting of over sixty projects by artists at all stages of their careers, selected from some 3,000 submissions. New Prints 2013/Winter is the forty-fourth presentation of IPCNY’s New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY several times each year featuring prints made within the past twelve months. An illustrated brochure with a curatorial essay accompanies the exhibition.

The Selections Committee is composed of: Kelly Driscoll (Pratt Institute), Ruth Lingen (Printer and Papermaker at Pace Prints and Pace Paper), Chris Santa Maria (Director of Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Weyl), Lothar Osterburg (Artist, Master Printer, Professor at Bard College), Allison Rudnick (PhD Student, CUNY Graduate Center, Freelance Writer for Art in Print), and Harriet Warm (Collector).

About SP Weather Reports:
SP Weather Reports is a collated portfolio published annually since 2008 by the artist-collaborative SP Weather Station. Each year, twelve artists (or artist groups), one per month, are invited to ‘report’ on the weather data taken by the SPWS rooftop station, installed on the roof of Flux Factory in Long Island City. This open-ended assignment may be interpreted strictly or loosely; past artists have created prints, booklets, drawings, audio files, photos and video.

The 2011 SP Weather Reports feature works by: (January) Emcee C.M.; (February) Glen Einbinder; (March) Rafael Hidalgo Múgica; (April) Naomi Miller; (May) Chad Stayrook; (June) Michelle Rosenberg and Howard Huang; (July) Hope Ginsburg; (August) eteam; (September) Paul Kennedy; (October) Adrienne Garbini; (November) Travis LeRoy Southworth; (December) Rick Myers.

For more information on current artists and an archive of past SP Weather Reports please visit:

Bleeker Street Documents

SP Weather Station interpreter Peter Jellitsch has recently completed ‘Bleeker Street Documents’, a project which records and makes visible WLAN-Wireless Local Area Networks in an apartment in Manhattan. See more at:


Thunderstorm in D-minor

People of Philadelphia: visit an interactive thunderstorm! The giant new work by Chris Klapper and Patrick Gallagher is at  Studio 2424 a thunderstorm contained within a series of large hand cast resin sculptures, each individual form is a unique instrument hanging 40 feet from the ceiling. Suspended just within reach and activated by touch, the viewer sets the symphony in motion by gently pushing the sculptural forms which trigger the various sound elements of the storm. Sensors relay individual recordings of thunder, lightning, wind, and rain with alternating intensities to a full-scale symphony of sounds.

Street Sensing: seeing tiny particles

If you’re in San Francisco, check out SPWS weather interpreter Tim Dye’s new project ‘Street Sensing: seeing tiny particles’, on Saturday, October 20 as part of a tech-art event in San Francisco at the Urban Prototyping exhibition.
‘Street Sensing: seeing tiny particles’ will use AirCasting to crowd source air quality measurements collected by citizens.  Attendees will have a chance to check out an AirCasting Air Monitor, LED Vest, and Android phone and troll the streets of downtown SF sensing tiny particles.

Read more about the project and event here

-Free and open to the public
-Saturday, October 20
-Time:  noon to 10 PM
-Location:  SOMA between 5th and 6th
-Schedule and line-up:

Field Conditions – Peter Jellitsch

Peter Jellitsch, SPWS interpreter for August 2012, is showing a new large-scale series of drawings in the exhibition Field Conditions at SFMOMA. The exhibition features works which describe “spatial experiments” and includes nearly 30 works in various media by both contemporary artists and practicing architects. Field Conditions will be on view through January 6, 2013–if you’re in San Francisco be sure to check it out!


STB/S16/FRAG11 | lacquer, crayon, pencil on paper | 64,0 x 94,0 cm | unique, signed on backside | Peter Jellitsch 2012

This week – Thursday!

Thursday, July 26th 7-9PM
Flux Factory workshop in partnership with SP Weather Station

Newtown Creek: Past, Present, Future
with Eric Sanderson, Wildlife Conservation Society’s Welikia Project
and Kate Zidar, Newtown Creek Alliance

More info here

Flux Factory: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
Free and open to the public


Bird’s Ear View Collective exhibition

SP Weather Station interpreters the Bird’s Ear View collective are exhibiting in Liverpool, “The Spectacle of the Lost.” Best wishes for the show!


Collection of Cloud Projects

A great collection of cloud-based projects on the Cloud Factory website. Thanks Olivier for the info! Here’s a screenshot from the site:

Wind Map

Visualization experts Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg impress again with their Wind Map project.


Sponge HQ presents:

Public Screening and Lecture and Pancake Breakfast


SP Weather Station
Natalie Campbell & Heidi Neilson
in collaboration with VCUarts Art Foundation Students

Saturday April 21, 11AM
907 1/2 W. Franklin St.
Anderson Gallery, 3rd floor

During a workshop at VCUarts April 19-21, SP Weather Station will collaborate with students in Hope Ginsburg’s Time Studio course to stage Weather Mass Movement, a collectively constructed time lapse animation of Hurricane Irene’s progress along the Atlantic Coast from August 20-29, 2011. This is the first in a planned series of stop-motion videos illustrating changes in the sky that take place over time. Following the student workshops on April 19th, SP Weather Station will present photos and video of this work-in-progress and discusses past works by SPWS and its collaborators that find new ways to represent or reflect upon weather data and unseen natural forces.

Poster design by Riley Duncan

Reposted from Spongespace Blog, thanks Hope!