PEAKS is a cumulative video work with live performance in which Sarah Cameron Sunde and Joshua Dumas re-use the detritus of the built environment to construct brief cinematic moments of iconic vastness. Everyday materials (cork, tin foil, coffee grinds, paper) are sometimes unrecognizable in their transformation into surreal landscape. Peaks investigates our relationship to scale, to awe and beauty, to human ecological impact, and explores cycles of transformation and elevation and corruption.
16 PEAKS was developed as part of Sarah’s LMCC Workspace Residency, 2016-17. We anticipate developing the next 4-12 peaks in late 2017 and early 2018. PEAKS was recently awarded a Princess Grace Work-in-Progress Residency to develop the live performance element of the project at Baryshnikov Arts Center in spring 2018.