August 2 - 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3rd from 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, August 3rd at 7:30pm
Weather Center for the Apocalypse is alert to an uncertain future. It is a sculptural installation that incorporates new media, performance, and participation. It predicts changes in our environment and culture that could affect the autonomy of citizens in the event of disaster.
It consists of a Weather Tower built primarily with local, salvaged materials, using simple science experiments as the basis for a fully functioning weather station. Environmental sensors monitor weather in the immediate area. News and alerts can be sent out over a personal satellite radio system called Future Satellite. It consists of a satellite dish, a model of a satellite, and a series of radio transmitters and receivers. It can be used to transmit underground music, on days when the apocalypse warnings are low. It will have a radio program running continuously that can be heard through listening stations in the gallery and picked up by FM radios within range.