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. The next 20 “peaks” were developed in early 2018 in anticipation of a Princess Grace Work-in-Progress Residency Award to develop the live performance element of the project at Baryshnikov Arts Center in May, 2018. 36 PEAKS had two performances on May 23 and 24 in the John Cage and Merce Cunningham Studio.
We anticipate developing the next 12 “peaks” in early 2019 and are looking for the next opportunity to bring the performance element to life.