ΝΕΟΝ joins the newly founded ground-breaking alliance of art institutions from 28 countries across the world to form the World Weather Network, creating an international digital platform of artistic creation in response to global climate crisis.
For the World Weather Network, NEON presents 112, Climate Tone, a contemporary art project with a focus on climate change and the environmental crisis as an urgent and ongoing condition. For 112, Climate Tone, NEON commissions two artists, Greek composer and sound artist Stavros Gasparatos, and photographer Natalia Tsoukala.
The project’s Scientific Advisor is 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.
You may visit ΝΕΟΝ’s station in World Weather Network here.
The curatorial team of 112, Climate Tone includes Fanis Kafantaris, Ioanna Mimi and Andrew Spyrou.
The Visual Station records the transformations of the landscape in Greece by energy production and distribution networks, responding to the energy industry’s widespread and substantial disruption of the climate on a global scale.
Landscapes of Energy is Natalia Tsoukala’s ongoing photography series documenting the imprint of energy network on the landscapes of Greece. How do we produce and consume energy, and what imprint does that leave on the landscape? These photographs, although recorded locally, depict the adverse climatic conditions shaped globally by the rapid increase in energy demand from an outdated and harmful international network of production.
What does the weather look like in Greece?
Photographer Natalia Tsoukala, commissioned by 112, Climate Tone, created a time-series of photographs depicting the changing weather in Athens over 1 full year (June 2022 – June 2023).
Sonic Weather Station | An alert for the climate
The Sonic Weather Station is an online artwork, a program that generates sonic output by receiving combined weather data from a physical weather station in Greece (Thessaloniki: Meteorological Station of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). The meteorological data are translated live to sound forming an immersive experience of changing weather patterns. Visitors to the website can interact with the Sonic Weather Station by isolating channels through the station’s interactive interface.
Discover the Sonic Weather Station at sonicweatherstation.online
Signals from Greece | The link of global warming levels with climate change in the Mediterranean region
“Why a temperature rise of just 1.5°C is crucial to the ecosystem?”
Prof. Prodromos Zanis, Department of Meteorology and Climatology, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece discusses with Ioanna Mimi, co-curator of 112, Climate Tone and highlights the link between global warming and climate change in the Mediterranean region for the recent past and the projected future.
Art Sonje Center & (TOGETHER)(TOGETHER)
Seoul, South Korea
NEON and 112, Climate Tone participated in the exhibtion World Weather Network of Art Sonje Center & (TOGETHER)(TOGETHER) that took place in Seoul, South Korea.
SAHA Studio Open
NEON and 112, Climate Tone participated in the exhibition of SAHA Studio Open | World Weather Network in Instanbul, Turkey.
London Review of Books
Instagram Take-Over | Natalia Tsoukala
As part of the World Weather Network, artists, curators, writers and scientists from the 28 cultural organizations that make up the network spent a year sharing with the London Review of Books stories, images and reflections on local weather and the effects of the climate crisis. LRB columnists then presented fortnightly articles and reports for each of the network’s station locations.
In this context, Natalia Tsoukala took over LRB’s Instagram feed for one day with her images of Energy Landscapes.
You may visiti here the articles of London Review of Books
112, Climate Tone
NEON-WORLD WEATHER NETWORK
Participating Artists | Stavros Gasparatos, Natalia Tsoukala
Scientific Consultant | Prodromos Zanis
Advisors | Fanis Kafantaris, Ioanna Mimi, Andrew Spyrou
Director of NEON | Elina Kountouri
Project and Exhibitions Manager| Efi Syrigou
Digital Manager | Nafsika Papadopoulou