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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.

http://www.ipcny.org/node/1889

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: http://spweatherstation.net/?page_id=6.

11/17-11/18: SPWS at Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair

SP Weather Station at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair

November 17–18, 2012

Silver Spring Civic Center
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring MD

The SP Weather Reports are coming to Pyramid Atlantic!

This is the first year SPWS will participate in the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair. We are sharing a booth with artist and SPWS co-founder Heidi Neilson.

Fair hours are Saturday 11/17 1–6 PM and Sunday 11/18 1–5 PM.

$10 admission for non-registrants; Fair/conference information is available online here.

Since 2008, SPWS has published the SP Weather Reports portfolio. 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.

To date, the following artists have created SP Weather Reports:

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

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

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

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

Above: 2011 SP Weather Reports

Newtown Creek wrapup

Thanks to Eric Sanderson of The Welikia Project and Kate Zidar from the Newtown Creek Alliance for illuminating discussion of the Newtown Creek’s unique landscape, history & post-industrial challenges — and for pointing out avenues for future engagement.  Also many thanks to Flux Factory for hosting the event, as part of their yearlong educational intiative: The Future of Your Neighborhood: Who Decides?

Thanks in particular to Christina Vassallo, Douglas Paulson and Lacey Tauber from Flux, and to all of the concerned citizens and neighbors who came out to the event.

Eric Sanderson with historic Newtown Creek map

7/26/12: Newtown Creek – Past, Present Future | Eric Sanderson and Kate Zidar

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 

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

SPWS is pleased to partner with Flux Factory on the third workshop in Flux’s yearlong initiative, The Future of Your Neighborhood: Who Decides? This ongoing monthly series invites New Yorkers to effectively envision and enact their advocacy skills through open dialogue, and to unpack the assumptions that frame how we address neighborhood concerns.

The July workshop will focus on Newtown Creek: one of the most polluted industrial sites in America, bordering Flux Factory’s Long Island City neighborhood. Eric Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Welikia Project will share historical research he’s collected on the creek and surrounding watershed, with the aim of making information available to artists, designers, city planners, and other interested parties for widespread use in restoring its original splendor. Kate Zidar, Executive Director of Newtown Creek Alliance, will present information on the current state of the creek, including how community members can participate in materializing visions for its future.

The Future of Your Neighborhood: Who Decides? will continue into 2013 with workshops on urban agriculture, historic preservation, sustainable transportation, and other topics near and dear to New Yorkers. If you have an idea for a workshop, please email christina[at]fluxfactory[dot]org.

This educational initiative is organized by Christina Vassallo, Douglas Paulson and Lacey Tauber. It is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Welikia Project’s work on Newtown Creek is supported by the NYCEF Newtown Creek Fund administered through the Hudson River Foundation.

SPWS & Observatory present Charles Stankievech, 5/20/12

Sunday, May 20th, 7 PM
SP Weather Station and Observatory present:

Over the Rainbow, Under the Radar:
Electromagnetic Infrastructure and Outpost Architecture in the Arctic
Lecture and audiovisual presentation by Charles Stankievech

Image: Das Eismeer aus Licht, NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day, Feb 8, 2011. © Charles Stankievech + Anna Sophie Springer, 2011

Observatory
543 Union Street at Nevins Street, Brooklyn (directions below)
$5 suggested donation

Over the Rainbow, Under the Radar is an audiovisual presentation of Charles Stankievech’s experience of the Arctic as a hybrid zone of brute reality and fantasy projection. Combining archival material, scientific theories, geopolitical maps and the artist’s own fieldworks, the lecture engages ideas of military colonialism and communication technology embedded in the sublime landscape. Stemming from Stankievech’s time living in Northern Canada and travelling to remote military outposts, Over the Rainbow draws from primary research ranging from his visit to the archives at Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology as well as a residency with the Canadian Department of National Defense at the northernmost settlement in the world (the Signals Intelligence Station ALERT). The resulting material includes images and video taken by the artist published by NASA and commissioned by the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, as well as shown in museums and galleries from Palais de Toyko, Paris to the Musee d’art Contemporain in Montréal. The lecture was originally commissioned for the Phyllis Lambert Seminar 2011 at Université de Montréal.

About Charles Stankievech:
Charles Stankievech is an artist who creates “fieldworks.” His diverse body of work has been shown at such places as the Palais de Toyko (Paris), International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA2010, Germany), Xth Biennale of Architecture(Venice), Eyebeam + ISSUE Project Room (New York), the Musee d’art contemporain Montreal and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He has curated such unorthodox exhibitions as Magnetic NorthsA Wake For St. Kippenberger’s MetroNet, and the series OVER THE WIRE with Lawrence Weiner, Gary Hill, Tim Hecker, Centre for Land Use Interpretation, Lize Mogel and others. His writings have been included in academic journals, such as Leonardo Music Journal (MIT Press) and 306090(Princeton Architectural Press), artist’s catalogues and translated into several languages. Stankievech holds an MFA in Open Media with a thesis on sound and architecture and a previous critical theory thesis on Slavoj Žižek and Franz Kafka. He currently is artist-in-residence with the Canadian Department of National Defense with a sortie to CFS ALERT—northernmost settlement in the world and active signals intelligence station. Upcoming projects include a public art commission by the government of Washington, D.C., the exhibition Oh, Canada at MASSMoCA, and artist-in-residence at Marfa, Texas. A founding faculty member of the Yukon School of Visual Arts in Dawson City, Stankievech splits his spacetime between the Yukon and Berlin.

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S.P. (Special Preview) for 2011 Reports – Wrapup

The one-day exhibition S.P. (Special Preview): 2011 Weather Reports took place Sunday February 26th at Flux Factory, gathering recently completed editions and works-in-progress from the twelve artists and artist-collaborations who created new work for the 2011 installment of this ongoing publications series.

Each year since 2008, SPWS has invited 12 artists to ‘report’ on the weather for each month of data taken by its weather instruments located on the Flux Factory rooftop.  The participating artists produce these reports in an edition of 30, and SPWS collates them into archival portfolio boxes with a standard format.

Previewing works before assembling the portfolios gave us a unique opportunity to see variable editions all together as an unbroken set that will never exist again in the same way: for example, Michelle Rosenberg and Howard Huang’s Visor Calendar, where each hat is associated with the conditions on a different day of June, and Hope Ginsburg’s report Toy Sponge Divers with July High Temperature Data, which records SPWS’s daily readings on colorful felt cutouts of a scuba diver, referencing Ginsburg’s upcoming research trip to study sea sponges off the coast of Belize.  A stack of crayon line drawings on ruled notebook paper by eteam, No day without weather, mischievously plays with the notion of data-driven art while creating a concrete stand-in for the month of August.

Works were installed around the gallery in calendar order, and we spoke to some of the artists in an informal walkthrough.  We will continue to profile participating artists and their work over the next month and plan to announce the completed portfolios in late March.  More after the jump… Continue reading

2/26: S.P. (Special Preview), 2011 SP Weather Reports

SP Weather Station presents
S.P. (Special Preview): 2011 SP Weather Reports
Sunday, February 26th 2012 4:00-6:00 PM
Flux Factory: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
Free and open to the public

Snapshot of August 2011 Weather Reports by eteam, No day without weather, 2012.

 

SP Weather Station will host a Special Preview for the 2011 edition of SP Weather Reports, presenting new works and works-in-progress by its most recent group of collaborating artists. The public is welcome to join past and current artist-participants for a reception and informal conversation about this ongoing publication series. Portfolios from all years will be for sale (including 2011 pre-orders) and refreshments will be served.

Now in its fifth year, SP Weather Reports is a collated portfolio published annually 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: http://spweatherstation.net/?page_id=6.

Come and celebrate with us! This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

SPWS 2010 Reports Portfolio travels to Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re pleased to announce that the SP Weather Station 2010 Reports Portfolio will be included in ‘Weathering it out’, an exhibition at the Studio Place Arts Gallery, 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT 05641
January 24 – February 25, 2012. ‘Weathering it out’ is a group, multi-media exhibit exploring how we are weathering dynamic weather patterns. If you’re in the area, check out the opening reception on January 27th, 5:30 – 7:30pm.

 

Nathalie Miebach in the NY Times

An update on Nathalie Miebach, a guest lecturer in 2009:

The New York Times / Business Day
Science to Art, and Vice Versa

By AMY WALLACE
Published: July 9, 2011

NATHALIE MIEBACH uses science to make art. A sculptor who lives in Brookline, Mass., she translates weather data and other scientific measurements into three-dimensional objects that accurately display temperature variations, barometric pressure and moon phases, among other things.

Nathalie Miebach wearing her basket sculpture, which plots astronomical data.
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AIR/LAUNCH event – May 15, 2011

SP Weather Station presents

AIR / LAUNCH

Sunday, May 15 2011 4:00 PM
Flux Factory: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
www.fluxfactory.org/about-2/directions/

Free and open to the public

In the first of a series of events related to Air, Water, Earth and Fire:

Artist Susan Goethel Campbell will talk about her air-related work and launch a new air project that invites public participation, creating a temporary installation at Flux Factory. The latest installment of Campbell’s ongoing project “Dirty Pictures: Portraits of Air” will be on view.

SP Weather Station will conduct a brief introduction to unorthodox “launches” while launching the 2010 edition of the SP Weather Station Weather Reports.

Each portfolio in the edition of 30 Weather Reports contains 12 works produced by 12 different artists or artist groups who were invited to respond to any aspect of one month of SP Weather Station data in any format they desired. Works from the portfolio, including audio, books, drawings, and prints, will be on display; the portfolio will also be for sale. Participating artists include: (January) Liz Zanis; (February) Graham McDougal; (March) James Walsh; (April) Carissa Carman; (May) Mark Parsons; (June) Tim Dye; (July) Douglas Paulson; (August) Robyn York; (September) Cross Current Resonance Transducer [LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) and Douglas Repetto]; (October) Nicholas Fraser; (November) Man Bartlett and Angela Washko; (December) Ellie Harrison.

Come and celebrate with us! This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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About Susan Goethel Campbell:

Susan Goethel Campbell creates work that explores the intersection of nature and engineered environments. Her prints, drawings, artist books and video projects have been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad including the Drawing Center and The International Print Center in New York. In 2009 she received a generous Artist Fellowship from the Kresge Foundation to create work inspired by her interest in weather and climate. In 2008, she was awarded a printmaking residency at the Flemish Center for Graphic Arts in Kasterlee, Belgium. Her work is in major public and private collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Public Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, Toledo Museum of Art and University of Michigan Special Collections Library. Her work is currently on view in a group exhibition at Fred Torres Collaboration in Chelsea through June 11.

Image: still from Susan Goethel Campbell’s video Detroit Weather: 365 Days, 2011.