#crazyweather

Sharon Switzer

Composited digital video, 2013
Roloff Beny Gallery, ROM Level 4

  • Installation view of Sharon Switzer’s new digital video project #crazyweather, that presents Tweets commenting on the ‘crazy’ weather being experienced in different parts of the world.

  • A production detail from Sharon Switzer’s new digital video project #crazyweather that presents 2 years worth of Tweets commenting on the ‘crazy’ weather being experienced in different parts of the world.

  • A production detail from Sharon Switzer’s new digital video project #crazyweather that presents 2 years worth of Tweets commenting on the ‘crazy’ weather being experienced in different parts of the world.

  • A production detail from Sharon Switzer’s new digital video project #crazyweather that presents 2 years worth of Tweets commenting on the ‘crazy’ weather being experienced in different parts of the world.

Toronto-based video artist Sharon Switzer has created an ambient 10-minute video loop based on NASA’s iconic “Blue Marble” image. The Earth, seen from space, turns as Tweets commenting on the ‘crazy’ weather being experienced in different parts of the world appear and disappear. While the individual comments may seem familiar and anecdotal, even unimportant, their cumulative effect is rather troubling.

This piece tries to make evident the extent to which climate change affects all of our lives, no matter where we live.

This work was made possible through the generous support of Pattison Onestop.


Sharon Switzer

Sharon Switzer is a media artist and curator. She has exhibited in Canada and internationally since the early 1990s. For the past seven years, her curating has focussed on bringing art to urban screens. She is founder of Art for Commuters and is the Arts Programmer and Curator for Pattison Onestop. She is represented by Corkin Gallery, Toronto.

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Video: Sharon Switzer’s #crazyweather

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Sharon Switzer talks about hope, her involvement with Cape Farewell, and about her project #crazyweather she created for Carbon 14: Climate is Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum.

This video was generously made and produced by Oasis HD for Cape Farewell Foundation.

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Audio: Sharon Switzer

Sharon Switzer speaking about her experience in the The Carbon 14 Workshop. [run time: 1:17].

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