TIDES by Ian Winters
The shelter in place adaptation.
After sheltering in place at Minnesota St Project, SFArtsED Gallery, during the pandemic the TIDES project returns March 2022 to the MilkBar in Richmond for 4 week installation as part of Milkbar 50.
March 11th through April 9th, 2022.
- gallery hours 4p-9p Tuesday and Friday March 11th to April 9th. Reservation via eventbrite suggested.
- Live screenings March 19th 7p and April 9th 3p, 5:30p, 8p as part of MilkBar 50. Reservations via Eventbrite.
Included in the MilkBar 50 installation:
- TIDES San Francisco Bay – the full multi-channel work with sound score by Wayne Vitale
- FLOOD – the 1:24,000 scale map of San Francisco Bay showing the history of the Bay and future sea level rise created from a wide array public and governmental maps and data sources
- and at Gallery hours you can also view the print collection created for the original Minnesota St premiere.
This site shares the excerpts from video installations and photographic prints by Winters, with a new sound score by composer Wayne Vitale, and a live performance (at a date to be determined) with music by Brian Baumbusch. This single channel video adaptation of TIDES reframes Winters’ multi- channel video installation as a left / right split screen, along with hints of the floor and map projections and prints seen in the gallery.
Built in 24 sections, the video and music echo our historic connection to the tides, and follow three full cycles of the Bay’s twice daily tide cycle with the tidal level (rising, full, falling, slack) as fundamental organizing principle.
The visual material was captured over a period of a year, from fixed cameras and during 30+ days of walking around the San Francisco Bay, through neighborhoods and land below five meters in elevation – lands that will likely be inundated in decades to come because of climate change. Informing both visuals and music are compositional patterns drawn from a range of scientific data about the Bay and its intersection of human-natural systems – in particular, of course, the rhythms of the tides themselves. TIDES is structured as a meditation on the intersection of the tidal rhythmn of 24 hours and 50 minutes and the light rhythmn of 24 hours. The mathematics of the intersection of these two fundamental global patterns underpins the compositional structure of both musical works and installation
Bridging the worlds of abstract aesthetic creation, data science, and photo-documentation, TIDES bears witness to the scale of future loss of our bay tide lands, and captures the liminal space – industrial, natural, social – between the low tides of today and the high tides to come.
Credits and info about the artists follows.