Keweenaw Observing Stations
Claudia O'Steen and Aly Ogasian
(Rock Hill, South Carolina)
27” W x 18” H
Keweenaw Observing Station is a collaborative multimedia artwork that examines the effect of climate change on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes System. The work consists of a series of site-responsive, portable sculptures that function as observational stations/instrumentation as well as repositories of information. These sculptures are inspired by the NOAA monitoring systems used locally such as the Great Lakes Water Levels Monitoring Network. The instruments poetically measure wind, waves, visibility, water level, and temperature, exploring both the possibilities and limitations afforded by perceptual observation. Within the artwork, our observations will be contextualized vis-a-vis large, ongoing collections of data via satellite imagery, scientific instrumentation, human memory, and citizen science intended to help predict the future of the lake.
Giclee print documenting a portable weather station that constantly collects analogue measurements of weather conditions to examine the effect of climate change on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes System.