WEATHER REPORT
Minneapolis, MN
2016

MINN_LAB’s installation for Northern Spark, entitled “Weather Report”, was the first in a series of evolving iterations, engaging the public’s perception of climate change. This installation illustrated a varying density of both qualitative and quantitative data, generated during the night by the active involvement and response of the public participant as well as through simple weather measurements using classical equipment. A suspended curtain of luminous inflatables along the river’s edge will depict this evolving set of data over the course of the night. The approach from the below the stone arch bridge side offers a more abstract representation of color, while the pathway directly along the inflatables will provide a more detailed and intimate display of information. The installation seeks to represent a range of public perception and opinion around the notion of climate change and our tangible role in it as a society, both individually and collectively. The long term goal of this ongoing project is to catalog the data, moving towards digital and mobile representations of it, thereby freeing it up to manifest at other venues and in other communities. The intent is to develop a continually evolving human-driven perception report.

 
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NORTHERN SPARK EVENT

NORTHERN SPARK EVENT