King Tide BYO Chair Party – Portland, ME

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THE KING TIDE BYO CHAIR PARTY – Bring your own chair to sit and watch: the rising tides; street theater written by Megan Grumbling and performed by actors Karen Ball, Deirdre Fulton, Corey Gagne, and Tess Van Horn; puppetry by Blainor McGough of Mayo Street Arts; trailers of flood movies in a temporary outdoor cinema (U-Haul Truck); listen to King Tide interviews by Caroline Losneck and interact with a sculptural intervention Observation Shack by Christopher Byron and Kelly Rioux. Additional activities will include Walking the Line, a GPS recording of the perimeter of the water’s edge. Audience participation is encouraged; bring cameras and cell phones to make images and document the happening!

COVE STREET AND MARGINAL WAY, EAST BAYSIDE, PORTLAND, ME

WHEN: MIDNIGHT – 2 AM, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 14 (Bastille Day!) – Chair set up and activities will begin at midnight; the tide is predicted to peak to 11.73 feet at 12:36 a.m., when a special observation will take place.

CONTACT: Jan Piribeck janp@maine.edu or Chris Wright christopher.byron.wright@gmail.com

 The King Tide BYO Chair Party is tied to a project called Envisioning Change: Sea Level Rise in Casco Bay and is being supported in part by a grant from the USM (University of Southern Maine) MEIF (Maine Economic Improvement Fund). The program is being presented in cooperation with the East Bayside Neighborhood Organization, The Resilience Hub, Zero Station, U-Haul and the King Tides Project.

DESCRIPTION/HISTORY: THE KING TIDE PARTY – The King Tide Party is both a happening and a band of artists whose aim is to cooperate with businesses, cultural organizations, educational institutions neighborhood organizations and municipalities to host situational events (parties) to observe and interact with King Tides. Interactions take the form of sculptural and environmental installations, audio and video recordings, projections, performance art, puppetry and more.