Between Stillness and Storm
I believe we are at a dual crisis in Climate Change and Mental Health. This work Between Stillness and Storm is an outdoor sculptural installation, creatively repurposing weather-sensing equipment such as balloons, anemometers and solar panels to meditate on states of well-being, and how we use the weather to talk about our inner, emotional and mental, health. A co-commission between Unlimited Impact and Northern Festivals Network has seen me develop work for festivals – a new departure for me – as i generally work on a small initmate scale – working on a large festival scale has been a massive challenge. This is a collaboration with Tim Shaw and produced by Kerry Harker. The core architecture of the work is weather balloons and the supporting framework is a mixture of solar synthesisers, anenometers, flipdots displaying a library of cultural references to the weather, field recordings, wind activated bell tree and other ‘guest’ works which respond to the weather which we incorporate according to the site.