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. View photos of the Flux Factory station setup, and see collected data online at Weather Underground and PWS Weather.
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.
SP Weather Station/Flux Factory is situated within the Newtown Creek watershed and is a participating station in the Newtown Creek Alliance’s Weather in the Watershed compilation map.
To date, the following artists have participated in SPWS projects: Jesper Aabile, Eric Asboe, Louise Barry, Man Bartlett, Leah Beeferman, Birds’ Ear View Collective (Jon Barraclough and Alexandra Wolkowicz), Emily Bunker, Natalie Campbell, Rachel L. Cohn, Susan Goethel Campbell, Carissa Carman, Ian Cheney, Tara Cooper, Cross Current Resonance Transducer (Tali Hinkis, Kyle Lapidus, and Douglas Repetto), Marianne Dages, Carrie Dashow, Tim Dye, Glen Einbinder, Emcee C.M., Amze Emmons, Mike Estabrook, eteam, Nicholas Fraser, Neil Freeman, Amanda Friedman, Adrienne Garbini, Richard Garrison, Michael Geminder, Isaac Gertman, Anne Gilman, Hope Ginsburg, Beka Goedde, Kenneth Goldsmith, David Grainger, Roni Gross, Ellie Harrison, Kyle Holland, Howard Huang, Einat Imber, Ellie Irons, Vandana Jain, Peter Jellitsch, Katarina Jerinic, May Jong, Heather Kapplow, Paul Kennedy, Emily Larned, Frej Meinild Larsen, Daniel Larson, Nim Lee, Rena Leinberger, Bridget Lewis, Marie Lorenz, Jane Marsching, Paula McCartney, Katherine McLeod, Graham McDougal, Ebbe Dam Meinild, Nathalie Miebach, Lize Mogel, Rafael Hidalgo Múgica, Rick Myers, Heidi Neilson, Naomi Miller, Sarah Nicholls, Mark Nystrom, Graham Parker, Mark Parsons, Douglas Paulson, Chris Petrone, Sarah Nicole Phillips, Andrea Polli, Birgit Rathsmann, Michelle Rosenberg, Stephanie Rothenberg, Elizabeth Sheehan, Laurids Sonne, Travis LeRoy Southworth, Chad Stayrook, Luke Strosnider, Chuck Varga, James Walsh, Angela Washko, Jordi Williams, Robyn York, Jing Yu, and Liz Zanis, Patricia Zarate.
SP Weather Station is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of SP Weather Station may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
SP Weather Station is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Natalie Campbell: natalie(dot)campbell(at)gmail(dot)com
Heidi Neilson: hn(at)heidineilson(dot)com.