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.
To date, the following artists have participated in SPWS projects: Man Bartlett, Leah Beeferman, Natalie Campbell, Susan Goethel Campbell, Carissa Carman, Ian Cheney, Cross Current Resonance Transducer (Tali Hinkis, Kyle Lapidus, and Douglas Repetto), Carrie Dashow, Tim Dye, Glen Einbinder, Emcee C.M., Mike Estabrook, eteam, Nicholas Fraser, Neil Freeman, Adrienne Garbini, Richard Garrison, Michael Geminder, Isaac Gertman, Hope Ginsburg, Beka Goedde, Kenneth Goldsmith, Ellie Harrison, Howard Huang, Vandana Jain, Katarina Jerinic, Paul Kennedy, Emily Larned, Daniel Larson, Nim Lee, Bridget Lewis, Marie Lorenz, Jane Marsching, Graham McDougal, Nathalie Miebach, Lize Mogel, Rafael Hidalgo Múgica, Rick Myers, Heidi Neilson, Naomi Miller, Mark Nystrom, Graham Parker, Mark Parsons, Douglas Paulson, Chris Petrone, Sarah Nicole Phillips, Andrea Polli, Birgit Rathsmann, Michelle Rosenberg, Stephanie Rothenberg, Travis LeRoy Southworth, Chad Stayrook, Luke Strosnider, Chuck Varga, James Walsh, Angela Washko, 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.