'Forecast' is the name of a gigantic weathervane installation, located at Somerset House in London, that is designed to do far more than simply measure wind speed and direction.
Put together by the famed design team of Barber and Osgerby, this large weathervane, which features a number of moving parts that revolve when the wind blows, aims to provoke dialogue about direction of a different kind -- the UK's direction as a nation in the midst of an uncertain political climate.
Considering that the term 'weathervane' is also slang for a politician who conveniently changes his opinion to suit selfish needs, it's clear that Forecast is a well thought-out art installation that uses weather-related elements as metaphors for political dialogue in order to raise serious concerns about the nation's future.
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