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Weather as medium : toward a meteorological art

Author: Janine Randerson
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
Series: Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a time of climate crisis, a growing number of artists use weather or atmosphere as an artistic medium, collaborating with scientists, local communities, and climate activists. Their work mediates scientific modes of knowing and experiential knowledge of weather, probing collective anxieties and raising urgent ecological questions, oscillating between the "big picture systems view" and a ground-based perspective.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janine Randerson
ISBN: 9780262038270 0262038277
OCLC Number: 1019854738
Notes: New Zealand author.
Artists include: Francis Alÿs ; Billy Apple ; Douglas Bagnall ; Sarah and Joseph Belknap ; Ursula Biemann ; Ursula Biemann and Mo Diener ; Bjarki Bragason ; John Constable ; Corby and Bailey ; Philip Dadson ; Marcel Duchamp ; Olafur Eliasson ; F4 Collective (Susan Jowsey and Marcus, Jesse, and Mercy Williams) ; Hans Haacke ; Joyce Hinterding and David Haines ; Mark Harvey ; Joyce Hinterding and David Haines ; William Hodges ; Amy Howden-Chapman ; Thorbjørn Lausten ; Zune Lee ; Len Lye ; David Medalla ; Fujiko Nakaya ; Andrea Polli ; Andrea Polli and Rod Gdovic ; Random International ; Cameron Robbins ; Natalie Robertson ; Tomás Saraceno ; Karolina Sobecka ; Alan Sonfist ; Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski ; theweathergroup_U ; Latai Taumoepeau ; Titri and Tui ; Anaïs Tondeur ; Leonardo Da Vinci ; Layne Waerea ; Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas ; Robert Watts.
Description: xl, 233 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Live weather, systems and science --
Sensing the weather --
Weather envisioning : visualization and mapping --
Meteorological art instruments --
Social meteorology and participatory art --
Climate dialogues : acts into nature --
Weather materialized : ice as medium --
Speculative weathers : cosmic clouds and solar winds.
Series Title: Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Responsibility: Janine Randerson.

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An exploration of artworks that use weather or atmosphere as the primary medium, creating new coalitions of collective engagement with the climate crisis.  Read more...

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