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A weather forecast system is built, using realtime information from a storm glass; where the result (the forecast) is presented in a series clips related to the forecast, run in random order for 1 minute.  The forecast becomes a short narrative video about tomorrow, and each forecast generates a different story.

The system forecasts weather of Sundays only, inspired by the song Gloomy Sunday, which is also known as the Hungarian Suicide Song.  It is a song composed by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress and published in 1933.  The original lyrics were titled Vége a világnak (The world is ending) and were about despair caused by war, ending in a quiet prayer about people’s sins.

Depends on the opacity of the materials inside the storm glass, 4 types of weather can be predicted – with light, with haze, with rain, with wind.

The videos clips related to the 4 different weather conditions varied from text, lyrics, landscapes, cityscapes, nature, objects…  The color of the clips are manipulated to adapt to certain emotions, to create surrealistic effects, and to project a synthetic color of tomorrow.  The clips are in different temporal speed, some of the clips are in slow motion, while some are in hyper speed, to create a dramatic difference when played in different orders.


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Weather Forecast [pre-recorded excerpt] (2016)


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