Sharon Lockhart

Sharon Lockhart: Double Tide

“Occupies the liminal space between stillness and movement, and between actual time and subjective time.”
-Josh Siegel, Museum of Modern Art

“This moving meditation from the artist Sharon Lockhart is guaranteed to lower your blood pressure and recalibrate your mind.”
New York Times

16mm transferred to HD, color, sound, 93 min., 2009
Jack H. Skirball Series

In the wake of her cinematic meditations on the relationship between laboring bodies and their environment—NO (2003) and Lunch Break (2008), both shown at REDCAT—artist/filmmaker Sharon Lockhart positioned her camera in the wild coastal landscape of Seal Cove, Maine, a historic site for commercial clamming. Following the backbreaking efforts of clam digger Jen Casad, the film unfolds in two uninterrupted takes to capture the rare phenomenon of “double tide”—when low tide occurs twice during daylight hours, once at dawn and once at dusk. The splendid imagery is matched by a seductive sound track, bird chirpings mixed with the sound of wind, water and an invisible foghorn, interrupted just once by the digger’s lone, moving cry.

In person: Sharon Lockhart

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.



Funded in part with generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Associated Images: 

MON 4/9
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff