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Composed: 2023

About this Piece

Tidal Choreography is a new film by Tania Candiani, made during and following a residency in the coastal village of Glin, on the south shore of the Shannon Estuary. During her stay, the artist observed the interconnected rhythm of the village and the tidal river. In particular, she spent time with local swimmers as they made their way daily to the water at high tide. Tidal Choreography brings together footage above and below the waterline, at high tide and low tide, field recordings and local tunes, Irish words relating to water. Through this combination of sources, patterns are created, gravity shifts, and ecological worlds revealed. Local artists have contributed traditional and contemporary airs, voiceovers, and physical performance. On her final day in Glin, over fifty local swimmers joined the artist to feature in the film.