CRiSAP “Large Objects Moving Air 2018” | 8th January 2018

8 January 2018 | 9am – 8pm


CRiSAP – Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB

BOOK TICKETS: £10 standard ticket, £5 unwaged / Low waged / Students, Free for TECHNE members.

Keynotes & Performances

J.R. Carpenter – Artist, writer and researcher

Laura Cannell – Musician, Specially Commissioned Bass Recorder Performance for LOMA

Chris Watson – BAFTA award winning sound recordist

James Dooley – Digital artist, awarded the LOMA 18 Artist Commission for Have you talked about the weather today?

Have you talked about the weather today? is a video and sound installation that uses live feeds from the International Space Station to ask questions about the way we engage with the weather.

The work invites the audience to take a virtual trip on the ISS —the ultimate indoors experience—and experience a sonic Baudrillardian simulacrum of ground level weather and atmospheric conditions relative to the ISS’s position above the Earth. By tracking the ISS and using the Dark Sky weather API service, data detailing current weather and atmospheric conditions at the ground point perpendicular to the position of ISS are collected via ‘The Cloud’. Temperature, humidity, cloud cover and precipitation are sonified using noise-based synthesis techniques, with sound spatialisation controlled by wind speed and direction. Weather statistics and a live video stream looking out of the ISS are projected onto the wall of the installation space to further emphasise the removal of the audience from the direct experience of outdoors.

Have you talked about the weather today? questions our perception and experience of the weather in relation to our ‘indoor’ lives, the structures and systems we create to sustain our existence and protect us from the elements, the resources they consume and the reciprocal feedback this has on global weather patterns. Through technological mediation we can localise our global experience, but it comes at a global cost.