36.5 / New York Estuary is the 9th and final work in the series 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea, 2013 – Present. View the exciting real-time livestream of this culminating, large-scale event involving hundreds of people standing in the water in NYC and around the world.
WHEN: Wed, September 14 | 7:27 AM – 8:06 PM (12 hours, 39 minutes in length)
WHERE: Main Hall Gallery, Building C, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
ADMISSION: Pay what you wish ($5-15 suggested)
36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea, 2013 – Present is a series of nine site-specific performance and video artworks created in locations across the world that are threatened by rising sea levels. The work began in response to Hurricane Sandy, through the simple, poetic and personal act of standing in water for 12hrs, 48mins while the tide rose and fell over on my body. Since then, the work has grown into a large-scale series of socially-engaged artworks made in collaboration with communities around the world, in Maine, Mexico, San Francisco, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Aotearoa-New Zealand. On September 14, 2022, the final work in the series will take place in New York City.
36.5 aims to engage New Yorkers in the conversation around water, climate change, sea-level rise, resilience, adaptation, and environmental/social justice in relationship to their own bodies and within their own neighborhoods.
Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, HumanitiesNY, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.