Stock Weather
        Materials: wood, electronics, custom software, steel, sand, 3D prints
        Dimensions: 240x240x170 cm 

“Stock Weather” creates a parallel between the global stock market and meteorological phenomena. While the global stock market is entirely man-made we experience it as though it is a force of nature— as something that happens to us rather than something we have made. 

The installation takes live data from major indices including NYSE (US), TSE (Japan), and LSE (UK) and uses it to generate a weather pattern inside of the exhibition space. This weather is realized with programmed fans that act upon sand, modeling a desolate landscape that is a manifestation of the global economy. A camera focuses on this miniaturized sand dune to scale up and create a filmic image, a desert at dusk,  that allegorizes global capitalism.

Originally commissioned for the 2020 exhibition Nature of Robotics: An expanded field, at Ecole               Polytechnique Federal Lausaunne (EPFL) in Switzerland curated by Giulia Bini.