Para(meter) (2016): six lathe cut 12” transparent vinyl records (soundtracks of walking on pebbles recorded from inside ‘Weather Station’) with cyanotype printed covers on a turntable of European sea crates


As research project Para(meter) aimed to consider how our human impulse – to separate and measure a constantly changing world – impacts on our understanding of and reaction to climate change. ‘Weather Station’, a giant inflatable ball, was co-opted as metaphor for the psychological bubble (our self-care system) that utilises the unconscious function to protect us from the pain of ‘real’ life events.

The audio playback abstracts into a kind of white noise which, when played through Fisher’s chosen medium – vinyl record – sets the viewer onto a contemplative journey where the record’s eternal cycle puts one in mind of Fisher’s own trundle-wheel traversal along the shore, and after a while the rotation of Earth itself.” (Trevor H. Smith this is tomorrow published 29 Sept 2016)

Commissioned by OSR Projects/B-side Festival for Weather Station (part II) and exhibited at Drill Hall Gallery, Portland, Dorset during B-side Festival 2016

blog diary:

May 29, 2016 / this is tomorrow review by Trevor H Smith

May 9, 2016 / Weather Station: An interview with Elaine Fisher

May 8, 2016 / The Supersensible World

May 4, 2016 / Para(meter): Test Recording

March 3, 2016 / Weather Station II: (Parameter)


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