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Call for Papers: The Meteorological Impulse in Art…

Deadline: August 30th**

CFP: The Meteorological Impulse in Art: Modernity, Postmodernity, and the Atmospheric Turn

Chairs: John A. Tyson and Ellen Tani

Call for Papers for Session at College Art Association (CAA) 105th Annual Conference (New York, NY, February 15–18, 2017)

Deadline for abstracts: August 30, 2016

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Session Abstract

Meteorology, the science of atmospheric conditions and phenomena—especially related to weather—emerged as an area of study in the seventeenth century. Weather reports have regularly appeared in newspapers since the late 1800s. With the rise of the ecology movement in the 1960s, weather’s intersections with other systems became an ever more urgent issue; calls to recognize our embeddedness in the atmosphere came soon after space travel enabled its first images to circulate. This panel will analyze artistic corollaries to meteorology, a field with a history deeply intertwined with modernity’s.

Weather is metaphorically rich. In many romance languages the word refers to time and climate conditions. From trade winds and Schumpeter’s Gale, to political storms and racial climates, meteorological invocations occur in conjunction with systematic shifts in economics and politics. Artists have depicted weather for numerous reasons: Frederic Church imagined patriotic cloud formations in Our Banner in the Sky (1861); Gustave Caillebotte’s paintings reflected society’s fascination with meteorology. From the 60s onward, artists transitioned from representing weather to drawing on its processes. Works with a meteorological impulse, such as Carolee Schneemann’s Viet Flakes (1965) or Robert Barry’s gas releases (1969), radically acknowledged flux and subverted the certainty of vision. New understandings of environments, works with a “systems esthetic” (Jack Burnham), or “dematerialized” art (Lucy Lippard) emerge when considered in light of an atmospheric turn. We welcome papers that plot art’s meteorological impulses, expand notions of art as atmosphere, or examine the role of weather in art from c.1850 until today.

Please send 250-word abstract and other items detailed below to Ellen Tani (Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and John A. Tyson (National Gallery of Art,  Continue reading

2013 Reports Portfolio – Center for Book Arts – January 2015

The SP Weather Station 2013 portfolio has been selected for the exhibition, “Redux: Selected Featured Artist Projects Renewed” at the Center for Book Arts!

The Center for Book Arts: January 23, 2015 – April 3, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, January 23rd at 6pm

Organized by Maddy Rosenberg, Independent Curator and Founder of CENTRAL BOOKING.

As part of the Center’s 40th Anniversary season, this exhibition will highlight selected artists who have had a Featured Artist Project exhibition or installation showcasing a cohesive or recent body of work. For this exhibition, the curator has selected a work from each artist that continues the dialogue of their past presentation. Artists include Lynne Avadenka, Tomie Arai, Julie Chen, Steven Daiber, Johanna Drucker, Timothy C. Ely, Anne Gilman, Kumi Korf, Karen Kunc, Hedi Kyle, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Nora Ligorano & Marshall Reese, Richard Minsky, Leah Oates, Tom Phillips, Benjamin D. Rinehart, Susan Rotolo, Diane Samuels, Rocco Scary, Mare Adamitz Scrupe, Susan Joy Share, SP Weather Station, Barbara Tetenbaum, Cynthia Thompson, Harvey Tulcensky, and Claire van Vliet, among others.


SP Weather Station is happy to participate in the exhibition:


A Performance – Installation – Researchproject in public space of New York, Istanbul and Tel Aviv

Featuring SP Weather Station New York: a project by Heidi Neilson and Natalie Campbell (reports: Douglas Paulson, Roni Gross, Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer)

Opening reception: Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7pm.

Welcome and introduction: Jana Borkamp, Borough Council for Culture and Education, Dr. Birgit Möckel, Art historian and Curator

Sat, January 17, 2015, 4 pm: walkthrough with Jenny Brockmann
Thu, January 22, 2015, 7 pm: ‘Perimetrical Expeditions and Urban Landscapes’ – Kristina Kramer in conversation with Ece Pazarbası, music: Jeff Özdemir & Friends

Exhibition from November 28, 2014 till January 23, 2015 (December 23, 2014 – January 1, 2015 closed)

Opening hours: Tue – Thu 1 – 7 pm, Fri – Sat 2 – 8 pm, admission is free

The exhibition will be complemented with a series of workshops in collaboration with the ‘Fichtelgebirge Elementary School’ and the ‘Youth Club Feuerwache’

Support for the exhibition is generously provided by Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department, Berlin


Happy 20th, Flux Factory!

HOMECOMING at Flux Factory–celebration of Flux’s 20th anniversary. Homecoming Exhibition Dates: August 1 – 17, 2014 (yes! SP Weather Station is participating) Opening night: August 1, 6-9pm
Banquet: August 2, 7pm  Tickets Available Here

Center for Book Arts Featured Artist Project: SP Weather Reports (2008-2013)

Here’s a peek at the installation, which is on view until March 29, 2014. The show is organized by year. Years 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 are left-to-right on the bindery-workshop side of the center:


And years 2008 and 2009 are left-to-right in the printshop-workshop side of the center:cba_spws_printshop

Here is a map of the exhibition as a PDF, identifying the pieces.

New Book + Opening Reminder

In conjunction with the exhibition Featured Artist Project: SP Weather Reports (2008-2013) on view from January 17–March 29, we are pleased to announce the publication of Six Years of Weather, which compiles tables of all weather data recorded at the SPWS station base in Long Island City since the project began. 

See you at the Center for Book Arts!
Opening January 17th 6-8 pm.
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor


Opening 1/17/14 at Center for Book Arts, New York

Featured Artist Project: SP Weather Reports (2008–2013)

Opening Reception: Friday, January 17th 6-8 PM
On view: January 17 – March 29, 2014
Center for Book Arts, New York
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
Panel Discussion: Friday, February 21, 6:30 PM

Published by SP Weather Station (Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson). Organized by Alex Campos, Executive Director.
More information on the Center for Book Arts Winter Exhibitions here.

SP Weather Station is an interdisciplinary project that collects weather data and produces weather-related events, publications, and exhibitions. Each year, SPWS publishes a collated portfolio of weather reports. One artist (or artist group) per month is invited to ‘report’ on the weather data taken by SPWS instruments on the roof of Flux Factory in Long Island City, NY. This open-ended assignment may be interpreted strictly or loosely; artists have created prints, booklets, drawings, audio files, photos and video. On view together for the first time at the Center for Book Arts are six years of SP Weather Reports: 72 reports by 85 artists.

In addition to the opening reception on January 17th, there will be a panel discussion on Friday, February 21st, 6:30 PM with artists Rena Leinberger, Mark Nystrom, and Chad Stayrook, moderated by Don Russell, Executive Director of Provisions Library in Washington DC. We hope you can join us!

Participating artists:

(2013) Eric Asboe; Louise Barry; Marianne Dages and Amze Emmons; Amanda Friedman; Anne Gilman; David Grainger; Einat Imber; Ellie Irons; May Jong; Heather Kapplow; Katherine McLeod; Sarah Nicholls

(2012) Jesper Aabile; Birds’ Ear View Collective (Jon Barraclough and Alexandra Wolkowicz); Emily Bunker; Rachel L. Cohn, Frej Meinild Larsen, Ebbe Dam Meinild and Laurids Sonne; Tara Cooper; Beka Goedde; Roni Gross; Kyle Holland and Elizabeth Sheehan; Peter Jellitsch; Rena Leinberger; Paula McCartney; Jordi Williams

(2011) Emcee C.M. Master of None; Glen Einbinder; eteam; Adrienne Garbini; Hope Ginsburg; Rafael Hidalgo Mugica; Howard Huang and Michelle Rosenberg; Paul Kennedy; Travis LeRoy Southworth; Naomi Miller; Rick Myers; Chad Stayrook

(2010) Man Bartlett and Angela Washko; Carissa Carman; Cross Current Resonance Transducer [LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) and Douglas Repetto]; Tim Dye; Nicholas Fraser; Ellie Harrison; Graham McDougal; Mark Parsons; Douglas Paulson; James Walsh; Robyn York; Liz Zanis

(2009) Susan Goethel Campbell; Mike Estabrook and Vandana Jain; Isaac Gertman; Emily Larned; Jane D. Marsching; Mark Nystrom; Graham Parker; Andrea Polli; Birgit Rathsmann; Stephanie Rothenberg; Luke Strosnider; Patricia Zarate

(2008) Leah Beeferman; Natalie Campbell, Daniel Larson, Heidi Neilson, Jing Yu, and Liz Zanis; Carrie Dashow; Neil Freeman; Richard Garrison; Michael Geminder; Katarina Jerinic; Bridget Lewis; Lize Mogel; Heidi Neilson; Chris Petrone; Sarah Nicole Phillips


We couldn’t have put it better than this

From Blonde Art Books (check their excellent photos too):

Our first event on the Blonde Art Books tour was a huge success last night at Furthermore in Washington, DC. Blonde Art Books led a series of presentations of various local independent publishing projects. Larissa Leclair of the Indie Photobook Library shared over 30 photobooks from the library that have been donated by local artists. Natalie Campbell introduced her collaborative project SP Weather Station  (with Heidi Neilson) as well as France-based Cahiers Intempestifs, and Lauren VHS presented her on-going project Cancelled as well as her upcoming publication Non-participation. Local book-makers participated in an informal show&tell including Ginevra Shay, Renee Regan, Ryan Syrell, Kyle Tata, Bill Crandall, Martine Workman, and Bryan Minnich, among others.

Special thanks to Sonel Breslav from Blonde Art Books for instigating last night’s event and to Furthermore for hosting! We were pleased to be included among so many other great projects and to present the first opportunity for the public to view the 2012 SP Weather Reports (which can now be viewed online here). We want to join Sonel in thanking the artists/publishers who came out and share their work.

Table with the 2012 SP Weather Reports and Cahiers Intempestifs

6/13/13: Blonde Art Books @ Furthermore featuring SP Weather Reports 2012

SPWS is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the following artist book event in DC next Thursday.

Please join us! We will debut the 2012 SP Weather Reports portfolio with contributions from Rena Leinberger, Jesper Aabile, Beka Goedde, Roni Gross, Jordi Williams, Tara Cooper, Emily Bunker, Peter Jellitsch, Birds’ Ear View Collective (Jon Barraclough and Alexandra Wolkowicz), Kyle Holland and Elizabeth Sheehan, Rachel L Cohn, Frej Meinild Larsen, Ebbe Dam Meinild, Laurids Sonne, and Paula McCartney.

Thursday, June 13 7–9 PM
BLONDE ART BOOKS TOUR hosted by Furthermore

52 O Street, NW | 202B
Washington, DC 20001
T: 202.330.1219

Blonde Art Books is going on tour and the first stop is Washington, DC:

Blonde Art Books’ first event outside of New York will include a display of independent publications from the Blonde Art Books inventory along-side a presentation of books by Larissa Leclair of the Indie Photobook Library, Cahiers Intempestifs, and SP Weather Station (Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson).

The public is invited to attend this free event and bring their recent self-published projects to participate in an informal show&tell. Blonde Art Books will be collecting select publications to be part of an ongoing collection that will travel to future cities on the tour.