Sarah Cameron Sunde, 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea
September 14 @ 7:27 am – 8:06 pm
Public viewing in Atlanta: Plaza at Underground Atlanta
Flux Projects introduces our next Flux Exchange artist Sarah Cameron Sunde by livestreaming the culminating performance of her inspirational series 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea (2013 – present). 36.5 is a series of nine site-specific performances and video art works that take place in bodies of water around the world. Sunde stands in a tidal area for a full cycle (usually 12-13 hours) as water engulfs her body and then reveals it again.
Designed to engage people in conversations around sea-level rise, the project began in Maine 2013 as a response to Hurricane Sandy’s impact on New York City. The hope is that each individual that encounters 36.5 will consider their contemporary relationship to water, as individuals, in community, and as a civilization.
More information: https://www.36pt5.org/
About the Artist
A New York-based interdisciplinary artist and director, Sarah Cameron Sunde works with performance, video, and public art. She was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete her ongoing series of works, 36.5/A Durational Performance with the Sea (2013 – present, nine works on six continents). In 2017, Sunde instigated and co-founded Works on Water, an artist-driven experimental organization dedicated to art that is made on/in/with bodies of water.
Her work has been seen and experienced at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 3LD Art & Technology Center, the Knockdown Center, EFA Project Space, Little Island, Rattlestick, Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater and presented internationally in Norway, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, China, Uganda, and Iraqi Kurdistan. Residencies include LMCC Workspace, Watermill Center, Hermitage Foundation, and Baryshnikov Art Center.
Honors include a Princess Grace Award, Creative Climate Award First Prize, Funding from MAP Fund, Invoking the Pause, LMCC / Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Norwegian Consulate, and Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst. 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.