A durational performance with the sea
36.5 is a series of durational performances lasting 12+ hours for a full tidal cycle, low-tide to low-tide.
New York-based artist Sarah Cameron Sunde stands in a tidal bay as the water engulfs her up to her neck and then recedes again. The tide tracks time directly on the body and functions as a metaphor for accelerated change. Each performance involves new participants and the piece grows organically.
Inspired by the 10.5 foot tidal shift on the coast of Maine, contemporary daily routines, the work of Knut Hamsun, Marina Abramović and leading climate adaptation experts, this time-based project acknowledges the permanently temporary nature of things and considers our relationship to water as it shifts due to rising sea levels and the struggle to survive both as individuals and as a civilization.