SP Weather Station presents

SP Weather Station presents

Film screening: October 30th at 5pm

Please join SP Weather Station for a weather-related film series followed by informal discussion and refreshments. “Owning the Weather” (2009) by Robert Greene is a documentary film about weather modification and climate engineering. SP Weather Station will introduce the film with a series of shorts.

From Machiasport, Maine, to Palo Alto, California, people are talking about the weather.  But can they do anything about it? This poetic, ironic, and beautifully shot film answers that question by juxtaposing interviews with weather scientists and lay obsessives—including climate scientists, television meteorologists, air-conditioning technicians, and Weather Channel junkies—with evocative images that subtly comment on the way humans interact with their environments. Moving us deftly through an ominous exposé of failed experiments, and treating us to breathtaking encounters with sublime forces of nature, director Robert Greene examines the heckered history of weather modification schemes and their implications for climate change. This compelling study of science, nature, ingenuity, and eccentricity unfolds—accompanied by an arch and oddly nostalgic sci-fi score—as a stark meditation on, and cautionary tale about, our all too human need to control.

About SP Weather Station:

Co-founded by artists Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson in 2007, SP Weather Station is an interdisciplinary project that collects weather data, hosts a Guest Lecture Series, and organizes weather-related publications, events, and exhibitions. As an informal umbrella organization, SPWS invites participation from many other artists, groups, and weather enthusiasts, while maintaining a rooftop station base in Long Island City, New York.

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This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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