The Tempestry Project

I visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a workshop with the Tempestry Project. The artists had assigned different colors of threads to different ranges of temperature, then they weave the threads together according to the temperature for a certain period of time. The first ever tempestry was created in 2016, but the artists Emily McNeil, Marissa Connelly, and Justin Connelly, who wanted to make “more concrete forms of data storage”. The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education has initiated a project in 2019, which will create tempestries for Philadelphia based on its temperature every 5 years, between 1875 and 2018.

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