April 2, 2019: 8:29am – 8:45pm
12 hours, 16 minutes

Salvador was chosen as the location for the sixth work in the 36.5 series because of its unique and acute vulnerability to the climate crisis.

As the third largest city in Brazil, climate change will bring extreme challenges to the city. In addition to sea-level rise, the city will face overpopulation, failing infrastructure, and rainfall-induced landslides. 36.5 aimed to connect the citizens of Salvador to these issues, while raising global awareness about Salvador’s climate change issues beyond Brazil.

To make 36.5 / Bay of All Saints happen, Sunde partnered with the community of Solar do Unhão, Museu de Arte Moderna Bahía (MAM) and Adriana Campelo, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Salvador / Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. Additional collaborators included cinematographer Guilherme Burgos, local anthropologist/artist Clara Domingas, and Pretxs de Rua (Black Poets of the Street) who performed their poetic interventions to mark the passing of the hours.

36.5 / Bay Of All Saints

Salvador, Brazil
Sixth Work in Series
by Sarah Cameron Sunde

with MUSAS, Solar do Unhão Community, MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, 100 Resilient Cities / Resilience Office, City of Salvador, Everstream, UFBA, Casaplanta, Avenues: the World School, Invoking the Pause

Clara Domingas (fieldwork and artistic collaboration), Guilherme Burgos (video lead), Cristiano Gobbi (public relations), Babette Pendleton (producer), Pretxs de Rua – Lev Brisa, Rosa Preta, Malokero, Guaxii – (human clock poetic interventions)

Other key collaborators include: Translation: Alessandra Flores, Eva Sampaio Andrade, and Elena Calvo Gonzalez; Production Support: Vinicius de Jesus Sapucaia and Paulo Barbosa; Music Collaborator: Joshua Dumas; and many thanks to Julio Costa, Bel Borba, Adriana Campelo, Dani Guarieiro, Ciane Fernandes, Mike Maccarone, Renato Frota, Gerson Bonfim (Durinho), Daniel Becker, Antônio Bastos, Débora Didorê