‘The Weather Yesterday’ takes our obsession with progress ad absurdum by sardonically changing our focus from forecast to the past. The installation is enabled through a post-live link to the nearest weather station forecast displaying the weather at any point in time exactly as it was, yesterday.
‘The Weather Yesterday’ is both perceptive and entertaining, a humorous homage to our obsession with communication technology and the potential for sunshine. First presented in Hoxton Square, London in 2012 while the city was playing host to the Olympics,‘The Weather Yesterday’ celebrates the weather as a predominant topic of discussion in British culture while exploring a phenomena of human life: our fixation with the future and technological progress.
‘The Weather Yesterday’ is a paradoxical object that places us in the twilight zone and emphasises the transition from the virtual to the physical while addressing the urgency by which we are generating endless streams of information, which are not linked to any real life experiences.
Since being shown in London, ‘The Weather Yesterday’ has been exhibited in numerous locations including Daelim Museum, Seoul as part of solo exhibition ‘Persistent Illusions’ and Jan-v-Eyck Academy, Maastricht as part of group exhibition ‘Present Presence’ - each iteration a distinct, site-specific installation, as it connects to the nearest, local weather station to obtain the data it displays.