Coming in Feb 2019 will be the premiere of a major new site-specific work, The TIDES. The TIDES (prior working title of Watershed) is a multi-faceted project that explores the rapidly changing aquatic and social tidal landscape of the San Francisco Bay watershed through the lens of literal walk around the bay and the complex data-scape of the bay itself. It bears witness to the pending loss of our bay tide lands, inspired by artistic traditions of pilgrimage, and the simple act of bearing witness to change.
The work centers on a visual-social- audio- data portrait of the Bay created by Winters through a literal walk around the 350+ miles of the Bay’s tidelands between low tide of today and the high tide of tomorrow, a musical score for new LightBulb Ensemble instruments based on the periodicity of the 2018 tides created by composers Wayne Vitale, Brian Baumbusch and the musicians of LightBulb, and a data portrait of the bay ecosystems created through a partnership with Oakland’s Wholly H20 program of citizen science “bio-blitz’s” that document the watersheds of the SF Bay.
The TIDES premieres at the Minnesota St Project SFArtsED Gallery in Feb 2019 followed by site-specific performances at Point San Pablo Harbor in Richmond (where the bay meets the Sacramento) and additional performances to follow around the bay in 2020.
The TIDES is supported by the Creative Work Fund (a program of the Haas foundation), Djerassi Resident Artists Program, many generous private donors, and fiscally sponsored by Earth Island Institute (for work with Wholly H20) and Dancer’s Group, and produced at the MilkBar.