london studio troika pays homage to britain’s obsession with meteorological conditions with ‘the weather yesterday’,
changing the focus from ‘forecast’ to ‘the past’.
through a post-live link, the five-meter tall installation displays the weather and temperature at any point of time
exactly as it was the previous day, addressing the fixation with communication technology, along with forecasting
and the potential for sunshine which is a predominant topic of discussion in british culture.
situated within london’s hoxton square until september 9th, 2012, the paradoxical object applies LEDs and custom electronics to
‘emphasize the transition from the virtual to the physical while addressing the urgency by which we are generating endless streams
of information not linked to any real life experiences.’
‘the weather yesterday’ has been commissioned by RIBA for the london festival of architecture and funded by GLA.
up close of the ‘forecast’ display
installation view of the five-meter tall object within london’s hoxton square
the display functions using custom electronics and LEDs
testing out the display before installation
illustration how ‘the weather yesterday’ transitions
showing the changes in weather
producing the board
view of the panel’s LED arrangement
producing the display
installing the ‘weather forecaster’