2004-2040

A 36 YEARS RECORDING OF LIFE

 

 

Daily Frigo records the weather conditions by mapping every morning the weather to a scale of RGB values. The scale consists of 6 temperature zones characterize by 6 colors (red, yellow, green, cyan, blue and purple). To these colors, 6 furthers variations going from a pure color to a gradually darker one, are provided to map the weather conditions. For example, an autumn sunny day in Canada could is represented by a fully bright green (000, 240, 000), while a rainy autumn day following the clear and sunny day where the temperature keeps however in the same range, would be represented by a darker green (000,080,000).

RGB values used to label the weather Weather values of a month spent in Sweden and the Netherlands with annotations Simulation of the rgb beamer based on the weather values of month 109 Location of the RGB beam in the final museum

Following are the values utilized to map the daily weather conditions in relations to the temperature range. Extremely warm is represented by red colors with the following RGB values: 240,000,000 (like a day in the desert) and 200, 000,000 and 160,000,000 and 080,000,000 and 040,000,000 (like a day in the mist of a tropical storm). Very warm is represented by yellow colors: 240,240,000 (like a clear day on the hills in the summer) and 200, 200,000 and 160,160,000 and 080,080,000 and 040,040,000 (like a summer storm). Quite warm is represented by green colors: 000,240,000 (like a clear spring day) and 000, 200,000 and 000,160,000 and 000,080,000 and 000,040,000 (like a spring storm). Quite cold is represented by cyan colors: 000,240,240 (like a clear late autumn day in Russia) and 000, 200,200 and 000,160,160 and 000,080,080 and 000,040,040 (like an early snow storm). Very cold is represented by blue colors: 000,000,240 (like a winter day in an Oregon mountain) and 000, 000,200 and 000,000,160 and 000,000,080 and 000,000,040 (like a snow storm). Extremely cold is represented by purple colors: 240,000,240 (like a sunny winter day in the Antarctic) and 200, 000,200 and 160,000,160 and 080,000,080 and 040,000,040 (like a terribly freezing snow storm in Siberia).

In an exhibition setting, the RGB value collected in a month period are reproduced via an RGB lamp gradually shifting from colours to colours as the weather from a day to another can be, shifting almost imperceptibly from a daily value to another over a time span of 30 seconds and for a total of 12 minutes per month. In the ideal and final installation, the lamp will be located at one hand of rounded ceiling, projecting the colors throughout it as a large neon light, actually ending with a half circular opening. Being the opening positioned at the very end of an hypothetical building, over the precipice facing an infinite sea, at night time, the opening will work as a lighthouse, while towards the end of the day this very opening will let the natural sunset light inside.