World Weather Network

Your weather is our weather

The world's weather is not what it used to be. We see glaciers melting and water levels rising. Some lands are being flooded and others are being parched. Temperatures are rising. Formed in response to the climate emergency, the World Weather Network is a constellation of 'weather stations' set up by 28 art organisations around the world as an invitation to look, listen, learn and act. As one of these weather stations, Waag works with artist Vibeke Mascini to explore the relationship between energy and the weather.

From June 21 2022 to June 21 2023, artists, writers and communities will share observations, stories, reflections and images about their local weather, creating an archipelago of voices and viewpoints. Engaging climate scientists and environmentalists, the World Weather Network brings together diverse world views and different ways of understanding the weather across multiple localities and languages. Every weather station will publish weather reports throughout the year. These reports take many different forms: poetry, fiction, reportage, video diaries, films, photography, podcasts, and more. Each report will be shared as a digital artwork via the World Weather Network online platform: worldweathernetwork.org

Mean Sea (working title)

Vibeke Mascini’s report for the World Weather Network builds on collaborations between art and science in the pursuit of interdisciplinary knowledge. With the working title Mean Sea, Mascini continues her ongoing research into an understanding of energy as a statement of interconnectedness and entanglement—between species, media and nature, matter and energy. The artist proposes to make audible a series of energy waves beyond human hearing, derived from the energetic interaction of weather as it moves across the surface of the ocean, creating a relationship with the body of a whale beached on the North Sea coast.

Expedition to planet B

Mascini’s work, and Waag’s involvement with the World Weather Network, are part of Waag’s expeditions to planet B. During these expeditions, Waag seeks an answer to the social, technological, and ecological challenges of our time, together with artists, designers, scientists, policymakers and citizen initiatives. Local programming around Mascini’s work will explore citizen science methodologies, amongst other themes.

Project duration

21 Jun 2022 - 21 Jun 2023

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Partners

  • ARTANGEL, London
  • ARTIGENIUM, San Sebastian
  • ART JAMEEL, Dubai
  • ARTSONJE CENTER, Seoul
  • BUNDANON, New South Wales
  • DHAKA ART SUMMIT, Bangladesh
  • ENOURA OBSERVATORY, Japan
  • NICOLETTA FIORUCCI FOUNDATION, London
  • FOGO ISLAND ARTS, Newfoundland
  • FONDAZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO, Torino
  • HOLT-SMITHSON FOUNDATION, New Mexico
  • ICELANDIC ARTS CENTRE, Reykjavic
  • IHME HELSINKI / PRO ARTE FOUNDATION, Helsinki
  • KHOJ, New Delhi
  • MALI, Lima
  • MCAD, Manilla
  • NEON, Athens
  • NGO, Johannesburg
  • RUYA FOUNDATION, Iraq
  • SAHA, Istanbul
  • SOPHIA POINT, Guyana
  • TERRA FOUNDATION, Comporta
  • TE TUHI, Aotearoa / New Zealand
  • UCCA, Beijing
  • YINKA SHONIBARE FOUNDATION, Lagos
  • 32 DEGREES EAST, Uganda