In a new collaboration, Jennifer Hamilton and I recently spent 2 weeks in residence in a historic cottage in The Rocks, thinking about human-weather relations, misrecognition and language, in the spirit of colonial astronomer William Dawes. It was part of The Rocks Windmill program, and you can read more about what we got up to on our blog here.
During our time there we conducted various dubious weather-measuring experiments, established an underground pamphlet printing house, and held a series of small-scale discussion events. At the conclusion of the residency we put together a display of objects and texts in the mezzanine gallery space inside the Windmill. Thanks to speakers Astrid Lorange and Emily O’Gorman who took part in the opening on April 18, helping us reflect on the historical, linguistic and environmental complexity of how we have and might still understand and relate to weather in this place.