The artist & photographer Einar Falur Ingólfsson has been reporting on the weather on a daily-basis for a year as a part of the global alliance, The World Weather Network. The WWN consists of 28 arts agencies around the world, that formed the alliance in response to the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. Einar Falur was recruited, by the Icelandic Art Center, to be a part of the alliance in a network of artists and writers who, from June 2022 to June 2023, reported on their weather and our climate across the world.
Einar Falur worked as Iceland’s weather station from May 2022, as artist in residence in the Library of Water in Stykkishólmur, among other projects recorded a yearlong visual weather-diary. Einar Falur published the diary every week on Instagram, @DailyWeatherReports as he relocated and travelled to other areas of Iceland. He recorded the weather in a photograph at noon every day and paired with an “discussion” of the weather made a 170 years ago older record by Árni Thorlacius (1802 – 1881). Thorlacius reported the weather from 1845 until the year 1889 but his son continued the reports and to this day they are still being recorded.
Einar Falur is due to exhibit the series made in the World Weather Network at Akureyri Art Museum next year.