The Weather Report

Mar 26 — Apr 27, 2024

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While in residence, Jay Pahre developed The Weather Report—an online series of writings that were broadcast and tuned to weather formations across gitchi-gami (Lake Superior) and minong (Isle Royale). The lake is as much a place of passage as it is a boundary; in the winter the water freezes, forming an ice-bridge between the archipelago and the mainland. In the summer, the open water gives way for crossing by floating log, boat, or swimming. Drawing from the ways atmospheres collide and shift interactively with the changing ecologies across the region, The Weather Report queries these points of connection along the avenue of speculative writing.

Data compiled from the National Weather Service (NOAA) was presented on a project website designed by Asger Behncke Jacobsen.

The project was initiated by Paula Booker as part of her curatorial project Storytelling and Stewardship.

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