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Entangled Waters Courthouse Video Installation

April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Join an immersive, outdoor video installation by environmental steward Lamara Heartwell at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Sponsored by CEC.

– Friday, April 13 and Saturday April 14, 2018, 8:00 – 10:30pm.

– Free and open to the public


In anticipation of Earth Day, the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture will present a free to the public video installation designed for the classical arches and front edifice of the County Courthouse. At the center of the city of Santa Barbara, where Poseidon and Aphrodite are embedded in stone, Entangled Waters will visually reference Michelangelo’s The Flood panel in the Sistine Chapel. As lands and their stories wash away and oceans fill with plastic, oil spills and fracking chemicals, the installation evokes a tangled web of humanity, sea life and pollutants.

With environmental steward Lamara Heartwell as executive producer, Entangled Waters features the concepts and choreography of director Robin Bisio. Installation artist Ethan Turpin is the project’s producer as well as cinematographer and editor. Underwater performances are by dancers Heartwell, Turpin, Kaita Mrazek, Erick Alvarez and Kweisi Petillo. Costume design is by Anaya Cullen, lighting and camera support by Carter Sisney with installation assistance by The Environment Makers. The immersive underwater installation will be accompanied by a haunting score for bass, saw and voice performed live by Jim Connolly.

Robin Elander, [email protected]


April 14, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture
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