cardboard, music box mechanism, 12 compositions on signed punch cards
2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. x 1 3/4 in.
A hand-cranked music box, housed in scavenged cardboard, is accompanied by a repertoire of punch card “scores” derived from actual weather data. Bouchard obtains detailed reports from the National Climatic Data Center then graphs changes in temperature, wind and precipitation onto a timeline, which she uses to guide the composition of each score. Each score represents one month of weather observations recorded at the Belvedere Castle weather station in Central Park, NYC. Signed and numbered on each punch card. With signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.