Ian Winters // The TIDES Project


Ian Winters is a media artist and visual designer whose work bridges the worlds of performance and gallery through collaborations with composers and choreographers to create both staged and site-based media environments. Recent projects include Summer, Winter, Spring (2018) that used time-lapse performance and video to explore San Francisco’s UN Plaza / Civic Center, a 2019 joint EMPAC(Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) commission with Mary Armentrout Dance Theater with choreographer Mary Armentrout and composer Evelyn Ficarra for Listening Creates an Opening, a site specific installation / performance exploring the nature of light and place, and with the English National Opera for the staging of Cocteau’s Orphee. He trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.

Notes and additional credits:
In addition to visual work by Winters and the musical work by Vitale and Baumbusch the TIDES project relies heavily on data from many partners and sources: Data on species occurances were gathered Wholly H20’s citizen-science program and through the California Academy of Science’s iNaturalist program; inundation level data was compiled by the Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission’s Adapting to Rising Tides program with contributions from the San Francisco Estuary Institute; Sea level rise projections are from the State of California’s 2018 projections and base cartographic information is from the US Geological Survey, USGS historical map program, NOAA, and the Department of the Navy historical mapping program. In addition to the support of San Francisco Arts Education Project, TIDES was produced at the MilkBar, in a citizen-science collaboration with WHOLLY H20 (a project of Earth Island Institute) and made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, along with support from the Djerassi Resident Artist Program and the generosity of many private donors.

View the full video for TIDES Project online at https://tides.video

For more information visit ianwinters.com.