Weather the Weather Concept
Weather the Weather required a short film to share their work. Imagined by Spanish artist, Inés Cámara Leret and King’s College London, the installation is a time machine for weather conditions past and future:
- 1816 - Tambora, Indonesia erupts, blocks the sun causing the worst famine of the 19th century and inspires Frankenstein, Turner’s orange skies and Dickens white Christmases.
- 1904 Swedish scientist Svante Arrehnius demonstrates carbon dioxide changes climate and we understand weather with meteorological instruments.
- 1990 the politically chosen baseline for carbon emissions spearheaded by Thatcher targeting coal mine closures through environmental stewardship.
- 2080 the upper temporal limit for a realistic global climate model projection from the UK’s MET Office.
We proposed a film to showcase the design and construction of Weather the Weather, interview the people behind the project and capture the first participant reactions at Being Human Festival 2020.
Weather the Weather is simultaneously a magical time machine and modified greenhouse that uses scientific data and cultural knowledge to simulate heavy rain, directional wind and high humidities; a multitude of conditions to plan for whilst filming.
We produced this short film covering the conceptual underpinnings and design, construction and the team involved along with the Being Human Festival showcase.
Inés “enjoyed how [we] interacted with the audience. Sometimes filming can be intrusive but [the ION team] were all highly sensitive to not disrupt.”
“The [ION team] were a joy to work with and incredibly professional, despite the difficult conditions we were all working under.” - Dr Adamson.
We are happy to have joined forces on the first step of the Weather the Weather journey and are excited to see where it goes…
Our environmental footprint was significantly lower owing to local travel to the centre of London in an electric taxi.
We were zero-waste and did not require much production equipment.
We did not opt for accreditation and verification of emissions equivalences for a shoot this size. We worked out the usage below and doubled the total CO2 equivalent to be offset with Trees for Cities.