Posts Tagged ‘Art’

the reading festival of weather, art and music, 1st-3rd june 2012

wind (2008), a sound sculpture that responds to wind patterns in the viewer’s visual field, by @damian0815

windswept (2012), a wind-driven kinetic façade indicating the direction of windflow over the surface of a building

weather station (norbert schnell & robin minard, 1995) uses climate sensors and 310 piezos for weather-reactive sonics

david bowen, “tele-present water”, uses NOAA wave data for an installation that is profound in its simplicity

ken goldsmith, “the weather”, transcribing a year’s 1-min weather bulletins

Daniela Cascella on sound art panel discussion

We’re very excited to have one last addition to the night we’re curating this Wednesday at The Book Club. Writer and curator Daniela Cascella will be joining us on our sound art panel, discussing sound-related practices from composition and storytelling to the issues involved in curating, presenting, documenting and archiving live sound works.

In her words:

“Not being a musicologist or a musician, I never seek to examine the construction of a sound piece per se – I am interested, rather, in what comes after the piece: in the space between the work and what occurs around it. Working in the realm of sound and all types of leakage, expansion and cross-border transitions of sound toward other art forms, I also had to search for new ways of presenting sound and discussing it.”

Alongside an extensive history of curation, Daniela has written for Frieze, The Wire, Sound and Music, Il Giornale della Musica, and many more. We’re delighted to have her along.

Wind Knitting Factory

Here in our headquarters inside the Variable 4 windmill, we keep an ear to the ground for innovative and engaging weather-related artworks. We’re putting together a collection to publish shortly, but in the meantime, we couldn’t resist mentioning this piece. Merel Karhof’s Wind Knitting Factory is a mechanical device which harnesses wind power to produce a neverending scarf, which is occasionally harvested to produce wearable garments.


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In a charming touch, the product is linked to the process with a label indicating the date and time taken to knit each garment.


future city senario

The group’s blog includes a collection of images of urban windmills, and an adaptation of the idea into wearable brooches which convey the air movement created when the wearer moves around.