Live stream Event: 36.5 / New York Estuary by Sarah Cameron Sunde

Williams Hall, Room 616

three people stand in the East River, facing the Manhattan skyline, with their backs to the viewer.

Join us for 36.5 / New York Estuary, the ninth and final work of 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea by interdisciplinary artist and Guggenheim fellow Sarah Cameron Sunde. The performance will be livestreamed at Williams Hall, Room 616 on September 14, 2022.

Drop by any time between 9:00am and 6:00pm to view this durational performance.

In this site-specific, iterative series of participatory artworks, the artist invites community members to join her as she stands in ocean water for a full tidal cycle of 12 hours and 39 minutes, as water engulfs her body and then recedes. 

36.5 / New York Estuary will include participation from around the world, with simultaneous performances from previous international locations, live streaming, and filming in real time to create the durational video works that will be shown as multi-channel installations. 

Presenting partners: Works on Water, The Climate Museum, Arts Brookfield, Theater Mitu, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York University, and The Skirball Center. 

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, NYSCA, 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.

Kin to the Cove  is a site-specific, community-engaged process between Sarah and NYC collaborators who gather regularly at the water’s edge to build community-powered environmental public art that connects local residents to the Cove and Water that surrounds NYC. This process aims to slowly grow a team of 36.5 participants while building kinship with the water and wildlife, imagining a healthier future, and committing to future stewardship of this site.



image c) Jeremy Dennis for 36.5