36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea by Sarah Cameron Sunde, 2013-present, performance and video series
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 area 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 filmmakers, and invites the public to participate by standing in the water or by marking the passing hours from the shore. The project considers deep time, imagines a future with sea-level rise, and attempts to embody the ocean sensorially. 36.5 will take place in more bodies of water around the world, with a final live performance in New York City in 2020.
36.5 is represented here by two photos from its 4th iteration in the North Sea, The Netherlands on August 10, 2015 (12 hours, 46 minutes). Key collaborators were: Jonas de Witte, John Del Gaudio, TAAK, Satellietgroep, Oude Kerk.