A worldwide network of artists, writers and communities reporting on their weather and our climate.
June 2022 – June 2023
The world’s weather is not what it was. We see glaciers melting and water levels rising. Some lands are flooded and others are parched. Everywhere is heating up.
Formed in response to the climate emergency, the World Weather Network is a constellation of weather stations set up by 28 arts agencies around the world and an invitation to look, listen, learn, and act.
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.
NEON joins the newly founded ground-breaking alliance of the World Weather Network, to present 112, Climate Tone, a contemporary art project with a focus on climate change and the environmental crisis as an urgent and ongoing condition. In this context, three weather stations will be created – sonic, visual and dialogue-based – that will supply material to the World Weather Network online platform with the intention to broadcast an alert for the climate.
For 112, Climate Tone, NEON commissions two artists, Greek composer and sound artist Stavros Gasparatos, and photographer Natalia Tsoukala, supported by the project’s Scientific Advisor Professor of Meteorology and Climatology Prodromos Zanis, Lead Author of the 6th chapter of the 2021 IPCC report, addressing the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change.
Video | World Weather Network Trailer © WORLDWEATHERNETWORK. Footage includes: Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty (1970), Great Salt Lake, Utah © Holt/Smithson Foundation and Dia Art Foundation, Artist Rights Society, New York Sophia Point Rainforest Centre © Nicola Green 2020
The Artist on the Composer | Greek National Opera + NEON
112, Climate Tone, NEON + World Weather Network
NEON at the former Public Tobacco Factory