8pm March 20th and 21st, 2020
Minnesota Street Project Atrium
1275 Minnesota St,
San Francisco, CA 94107
$25 regular, $15 senior/ student/ limited income
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.
Based in part on the mathematics of the tidal cycle and the intersections between the diurnal and tidal periods, TIDES showcases a live video and experimental music performance in the Minnesota Street Project Atrium on March 20th and 21st at 8pm. It features Winters’ video with music created by composers Brian Baumbusch (live performance) and Wayne Vitale (installation) , 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 on the Bay’s shoreline through BioBlitz events documented through the Cal Academy of Science’s iNaturalist app.
The first part of the performance journey begins in the video and photo installation in the SFArtsED Gallery of imagery from the 40+ days of walking as well as a study corner around the science and climate change aspects of the project. Minnesota Street Project and SFArtsED Gallery will be open all day on performance days as well as post-show, so you are encouraged to arrive early and spend time in the installation.
more details at https://ianwinters.com/tides