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Weather Reports You by Roni Horn


Weather Reports You by Roni Horn

Everyone has a story about the weather. This may be the single thing each of us holds in common. And though the weather varies greatly from here to there, it is, ultimately, one weather that we share. Small talk everywhere has occasioned the popular distribution of the weather. Some say talking about the weather is talking about oneself. And with each passing day, the weather increasingly becomes ours, if not us. Weather Reports You is one beginning of a collective self-portrait. Over the past two years, Roni Horn has been working with a small team in the southwest of Iceland gathering personal testimonies from people talking about the weather. These weather reports include descriptions, reflections, memories and stories based on experiences of the weather that range from the matter-of-fact to the marvellous. The different nuances and usages of language suggest that the weather is not just a matter of meteorological conditions but is, in Roni Horn's words, a metaphor for the physical, metaphysical, political, social and moral energy of a person and a place.


Weather Reports You is published on the occasion of the opening in May 2007 of Vatnasafn - Library of Water, a long-term Artangel commission by Roni Horn based in a library building in Stykkisholmur, Iceland/The first attempts to record meteorological conditions in Iceland in a methodical way were initiated from this site in the mid 19th century/

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Publication date

25th June 2007


Roni Horn

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Steidl Verlag an imprint of Steidl Publishers


200 pages


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