36.5 / a durational performance with the sea
Sarah Cameron Sunde
Multi-channel video installation
The North Sea, Netherlands Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh
August 10, 2015 January 5, 2017
12 hours, 46 minutes 12 hours, 21 minutes
iteration 4 iteration 5
Sarah Cameron Sunde is an interdisciplinary artist and director working at the intersection of performance, video and public art. 36.5 / a durational performance with the sea is a time-based project spanning seven years and six continents. For the piece, Sunde stands in a tidal bay for the full tidal cycle, usually 12 to 13 hours, as water engulfs her body and then reveals it again. She partners with local organizations and invites the public to participate by standing in the water or by learning a movement phrase to mark the passing hours from the shore.
36.5 is shown here as an autonomous multi-channel video installation that pairs real-time footage from the North Sea with footage from the Bay of Bengal. The videos will run for 24 hours for the duration of Works on Water.
June 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 36.5/Mannahatta, a live performance based on 36.5 / a durational performance with the sea will be performed in nearby Zuccotti Park as part of the Arts Brookfield Summer Series.
36.5 is continuing, with events taking place around the world. A final live performance is slated to take place in New York City on August 15, 2020.