Let's Talk About the Weather, 2019
single video installation, 11:24 min, loop
Inspired by the writings of Vilém Flusser, subjective Beaufort wind scale and emotions map by Dr. David Hawkins, the work unfolds as a poetic weather forecast. The viewer is plunged into a speculative world, where he is led through a succession of weather events—rain, wind, or growth of grass—and different emotional states. Inner states here intertwine with those from the outside world, so weather and emotions augment and become one another.
Through visual and subjective Beaufort wind force scale, which is marking one of the starting points to the modern weather forecast, and emotions map of Dr. David Hawkins, this metaphorical weather forecast creates a new hybrid measurement scale. High vibrating emotions here come together with a light wind and the wind gets stronger as the feelings like anger or shame come along.
Let’s Talk About the Weather reflects on a wish of predicting and controlling our environment, like natural phenomenons and inner states as well, so creating a system both subjective and objective at the same time. Inspiringly, the word “emotion” comes from Latin “to move, to agitate, disturb” and is defined as “that which moves us” or affects us, so similarly as the weather.
Direction, camera: Dovilė Aleksaitė
Camera assistance: Lucy Kerr
Voice over: Emma Bäcklund