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the effects were cumulative and i almost didn’t notice

May 18, 2019 | 11:00 am3:00 pm

| Free

By the year 2100, port cities should prepare for a 250 centimetre rise in sea levels*

Where do our habits – as humans, as workers, as individuals, as a society – lead us? The things we do every day. The things we don’t do, every day. Small actions with eventual results. Time ceaselessly crashes on, and the tendency of it all to add up can catch us by surprise. What do we tend to? What do we neglect? Tides slowly rise within us, the world changes around us, and we forget what a tiny pinprick of perspective we see it all from. How soon we are engulfed. How unwittingly we build our own prisons.

For 250 minutes, performer/creator Colleen MacIsaac constructs an examination of how easily we can paint ourselves into a corner, get in over our heads, alter our circumstances until they are no longer safe for us. A durational exploration of what a long time it can take to arrive at what seems preventable in action yet feels inevitable upon arrival.


*The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2017 report.


May 18, 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax
1 (902) 223-8341
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