Double Tide

April 17, 2010
4:30 pm
Steinberg Auditorium


Sharon Lockhart's newest film documents the work of a female clam digger in the mudflats of coastal Maine and is filmed on the rare occasion when low tide occurs twice in a single day during daylight hours—once at dawn and once at dusk. Expanding the focus of Lockhart's recent films Lunch Break (2008) and Exit (2008), Double Tide creates a portrait of a relatively unseen and singular form of labor, taking as its subject a worker whose job is defined by the most elemental and unchanging forces of nature.

Above image: Sharon Lockhart, Double Tide, 2009. Still from 16mm color film, 93:33 min. Copyright Sharon Lockhart. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, and Neugerriemschneider, Berlin.