Turn of the Tide
“Turn of the Tide” is a new immersive installation created in 2019 during my Visual Arts Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Positioned at the tip of Cape Cod—where one keenly feels the rhythms and effects of the changing climate—I have begun to expand my work to address climate crisis issues by examining the relationship between rhythms of the body to rhythms found within nature. This new direction in my work expands upon previous pieces that utilize biosensors to amplify the body, such as “Going/Staying” and “Cadence”. The installation renews awareness of our physical connection to the earth within the context of a rapidly changing landscape. The work aims to reaffirm our relationship to the land.
In the installation, as the performer inhales, the tide in the projected video rises, as the performer exhales, the tide recedes. Controlled in real time via wireless biosensor.