Sarah Cameron Sunde, 36.5 / Manukau Harbour, Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand

36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea is a series of performances by New York-based artist Sarah Cameron Sunde, spanning six continents. The performance consists of Sunde standing in a bay for a full tidal cycle to generate conversations about sea-level rise. This will be the eighth iteration of the work, and will be created here in the Manukau Harbour. 

As the water engulfs Sunde’s body up to her chin and then recedes back down to her feet, the local community is invited to be involved in all aspects of making the work by joining Sunde in the water and marking the passing of the hours from the shore.  

The entire performance is filmed in real-time from multiple perspectives, live-streamed around the world, turned into a durational video work of the same length as the performance, and shown as a multi-channel video installation in Te Uru, premiering within a week of the performance. 

Presented by Te Uru and AUT as part of EcoFest West.

36.5 / North Sea, The Netherlands, 2015. Photograph by Florian Braakman.

Sunday 29 March
Manukau Harbour - location TBC

Whānau friendly | Free