After a series of screenings and participatory activities at different Brookfield Properties’ locations this summer, join us for a final livestream of Sarah Cameron Sunde’s ninth and final performance in the series, 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea, in which the artist will stand in a tidal bay in Lenapehoking (Queens, New York) for a full tidal cycle to draw awareness to water, time and rising sea levels.
Manhattan West Plaza will be one of many livestream locations on this day, throughout New York City and the world.
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About 36.5: A Durational Performance with the Sea
Built in collaboration with communities around the world, 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea is a series of nine site-specific performances and video artworks that activate the public on personal, local, and global scales in conversations around deep time, embodied experience, and sea-level rise. Beginning in 2013 with a simple poetic gesture in response to Hurricane Sandy hitting New York, Sarah Cameron Sunde stood in water for 12 hours and 48 minutes while the tide rose and fell on her body. Since then, 36.5 has grown into a complex, collaborative, evolving series of works involving hundreds of people in communities around the world: Maine, Mexico, San Francisco, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Aotearoa-New Zealand, and New York City. Over several months, often years, Sarah builds deep and meaningful collaborations with local communities who live near a body of water where sea-levels are expected to rise. Working with a local team, she films the entire event in real time, and translates this footage into a durational video work to be shown in museums, galleries, and public spaces. Learn more at 36pt5.org.
SARAH CAMERON SUNDE is an interdisciplinary artist and director working at the intersection of performance, video, and public art, investigating scale and duration in relationship to the human body, the environment, and deep time. She was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete her ongoing series, 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea (2013 – present). Other honors include two MAP Fund Grants, Watermill Center Residency, Baryshnikov Residency, Princess Grace Award, and ongoing support from Invoking the Pause. Solo exhibitions include The Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, GA), NYU Gallatin Galleries (New York, NY), Oude Kerk (Amsterdam), and Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery (Tamaki Makaurau-Auckland). She holds a B.A. in Theater from UCLA and an M.F.A. in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice from The City College of New York, CUNY.