TIDES : San Francisco Bay
Artist’s Talk: 6:00p Saturday, March 7th
Opening Reception: 4p-8p Saturday, March 7th
Live performances 8:00p Friday March 20th and 21st (tickets)
AT MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT, SFArtsED Gallery
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
TIDES is a new video and photographic installation and accompanying performances by media artist Ian Winters, exploring the rapidly changing tidelands of San Francisco Bay and the neighborhoods soon likely to be lost under rising waters. The gallery installation opens March 7, 2020 and runs through March 28th and gallery hours are Tuesday–Friday 11am–4pm and Saturday 2–6pm.
Continuing Winters’ exploration of the intersection between video, contemporary music and performance, TIDES features a live video and contemporary music performance in the Minnesota Street Project Atrium on March 20th and 21st at 8pm. It features new combined video and music created by composers Brian Baumbusch (live performance) and Wayne Vitale (installation) along with video by Winters, and is performed by members of Lightbulb Ensemble and guest players including McKenzie Camp, Jennifer Ellis, Otis Harriel, Matt Ingalls, and Margaret Halbig.
Informing both music and visual material are compositional patterns drawn from the range of scientific data about the Bay and its intersecting human-natural systems, such as NOAA oceanographic data, GIS models of tidal levels and sea level rise, species occurrences, as well as human factors. Much of the TIDES data was created by a unique collaboration with the citizen scientists of Oakland’s WHOLLY H20, Waterhood program gathering species data about Bay’s shoreline through BioBlitz events documented through iNaturalist.