It’s a great project and I am glad and proud to have been invited to participate. The artists are producing very diverse bodies of work or projects. I will be doing various things during this year, mainly photography but also texts, interviews and video pieces.
I will be reporting the Icelandic weather in my weather diary, Look of the Sky
. For one year, I will take a photograph at noon wherever I happen to be and for the first four months I am mainly here in Stykkishólmur. I will publish the photographs weekly, one week at a time, and under each photo will be two notations. First, a recording of Mr Arni Thorlacius reporting the weather on the exact same day, only 170 years before me, in 1852. He recorded the weather in Stykkishólmur five times a day for decades in the 19th Century. Then, there will be the official recording of the weather at the same time and place where I took the photograph. This is one more project where I engage with the work of someone from the past. I can’t help it… I will post this first on Instagram
. Later, after the year, it will become an exhibition and hopefully a book. Then, there are videos I'll make, pieces I call Weather-Sites
, about something weather-related that has happened in the past.