Weather is something we experience every day, but it also turns out that it can be pretty interesting art.
Last week the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced the acquisition of a new video exhibit called “Detroit Weather: 365 Days,” which will premier on November 21, 2015, and run through April 24, 2016.
The piece, created by artist Susan Goethel Campbell of Huntington Woods documents one year of weather in Detroit in a 90-minute video using footage captured with a webcam on the 22nd floor of Detroit’s Fisher Building.
The video focuses on several areas around Detroit, including downtown, midtown, Zug Island, the Ford River Rouge complex, the Ambassador Bridge, and the Detroit incinerator.
“I was most interested in a camera located in Yellowstone National Park that was aimed at Old Faithful…I wanted to create a piece that was significant around the concept of time, so I chose to record a year’s worth of weather over the city,” said Campbell.
The purchase was funded by long-time DIA patron Ruth Rattner.
DIA Hours and Admission Information
- 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays
- 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays
- 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $12.50 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 62+, $6 for ages 6–17.