36.5 / San Francisco Bay was performed in the very public location of Aquatic Park, near the Dolphin Club and Ghirardelli Square. Sunde hired a producer for the first time. She also engaged several local organizations in partnerships, including Long Now Foundation, Sustainable Surf, Swim Clubs, and the San Francisco Department of the Environment.
For the first time, Sunde committed to complete silence while performing the work, added installation seating on the shore, and collaborated with a local saxophonist who played at high tide and low-tide. This was also the first performance where Sunde developed a “Human Clock” – a movement phase with local choreographer for the public to learn and help perform after each hour that passed.
A a two-person film team documented the day, 23 people stood in the water and over 2000 others encountered the work.
At the end of this iteration, Sunde felt strongly that this pilot year was only the beginning. Her plan – which has now been accomplished – was to go onwards and complete this project in many parts of the world with partners and collaborators – people who would stand with her. Though she did not know it would grow to the extent it did in this moment, her plan was for 36.5 to continue to expand through each iteration, acting as one small revolution with potential to change the landscape.
SF Chronicle, KQED, SF Guardian.