DIAP MFA alum Sarah Cameron Sunde’s final work in the series, 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea, 2013 – present

A woman standing in the East river looking at Manhattan

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Please join DIAP – Digital & Interdisciplinary Arts Practice MFA alum Sarah Cameron Sunde

on September 14, 2022: 7:27am – 8:06pm for her incredible 12 hours, 39 minutes long durational performance 36.5 / New York Estuary.

It is the 9th and final work in the series, 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea, 2013 – present.

You can join her in person at
(3110 Vernon Blvd at 31st Ave)


Or follow the live stream right here or on  https://www.36pt5.org/new-york-estuary/

36.5 / NEW YORK ESTUARY is the culminating work in the series, 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea (@36.5durational) and the culminating event in the Works on Water (@works_on_water) 2020-2022 Triennial. It will be a large-scale global event involving several hundreds of people around the world on September 14, 2022.

The live performance will take place in the Cove on the East River where Astoria meets Long Island City in Queens. Sarah will stand in water for 12 hours, 39 minutes, a full tidal cycle, inviting the public to participate by joining her in water and/or marking the passing of hours from shore as “the human clock.” Artist collaborators will create interventions and installations to amplify the performance. Viewing stations around the Cove, on Roosevelt Island and Upper East Side, Manhattan will allow audiences to gather from various viewpoints.

Created in partnership with Works on Water, The Climate Museum @climatemuseum , Arts Brookfield @artsbrookfield , Theater Mitu @theatermitu , New York University @nyuniversity , with major support from the Guggenheim Foundation @guggfellows , MAP Fund @themapfund , Invoking the Pause, and many individuals. For more details about 36.5/ New York Estuary and the 8 international re-enactments taking place on the same day, please visit https://www.36pt5.org/new-york-estuary/


Spring 2022 Thesis events

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[DIAP] MFA Thesis exhibitions 2022

How to Live Underground

a live performance and exhibition by GOODW.Y.N. (DIAP MFA thesis candidate)
May 3 – 5 2022
6:30PM – 7:30PM
PS 122
150 1st Avenue (Entrance on 9th Street between 1st Ave & Ave A)

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Here goes the neighborhood…,

a multimedia performance installation created and directed by Alethea Pace DIAP MFA thesis candidate).

May 6th and 7th 2022 at BAAD!

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Thesis candidate exhibitions by:


text on blue backgroundZaira Ramos _ Preservando Memórias

Victor Plavitu _ Old Cardboard

Nicole Wynbrook _ The Uploaded

Courton Messam _ Corrupted Players

May 10th from 5-8pm for the reception at the DIAP Studio, Shepard Hall room 408.

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April 4th 2022 – April 14th 2022

Compton Goethals Art Gallery


Exhibiting Artists:
Ryan Maleady, Gregg Béllon, Phyllis Lehrer, Ewan Tang, Sarah Cameron Sunde, Joshua Dumas, Tiffany Zorrilla, Jean Carla Rodea, Erica Shires, Wenjun Chen, Clarinda Mac Low, Adrian Jones, German Lavrovsky

The idea for the exhibition came while thinking about an expansion from the singular to the multiple and the change in perspective this brings. The placement of the two human eyes, as close as this pair is, enables us to perceive depth which in turn allows us to provide our extensions with the information needed to reach out and grab our phones with a pretty high probability. Many new smartphones have multiple lenses to capture depth as well, but these phones don’t have built-in extensions yet, they can’t grab another phone.


Otherwise this could become an endless grab.


The exhibition DIAP++,  == print “pairs.mp4”==  shows pairs.

Pairings of artists currently in the Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice  [DIAP] MFA Program and artists who graduated from it. There are pairs of works that are opposite each other, next to each other, relate to each other, among each other and without one another. Together they create new perspectives.

Exhibition checklist and participating artists


DIAP Spring Open Information Session – March 16th

open info session announcement

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On Thursday, March 16th at 6pm, the Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice MFA at CCNY will be holding an online open information session for those wanting to learn more about the program. This is the last meeting before the April 1st 2022 application deadline.

The session will be conducted via Zoom and will explain the curriculum, the space and is a chance to ask questions you might have about the program or the application process.

Please email: diap@ccny.cuny.edu to rsvp for March 16th and receive a reminder email and zoom link for the event.


DIAP Felllow Alethea Pace to perform on March 13th at the Guggenheim

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Alethea Pace and Yin Yue

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

stills of dances by Alethea Pace and Yin Yiu

Supported by a partnership between Works & Process and Dance Magazine Awards, choreographers Alethea Pace and Yin Yue, recipients of the 2021 Harkness Promise Awards, discuss their creative process with Joan Finkelstein, executive director of the Harkness Foundation for Dance.Prior to its May 2022 premiere at BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, Alethea Pace shares highlights from Here goes the neighborhood . . ., a multimedia performance installation created in collaboration with Bronx community members. Anchored in the history of the Bronx, the work conjures memories born from both turmoil and resilience and reminds us of the wealth of knowledge we hold in our bodies, memories, and histories. It is an offering to the Bronx and an incitement to dream of radical visions for the future.

In preparation for her May 19 world premiere at BAM Fisher, Yin Yue opens her rehearsal space to an audience. Working with a newly formed group of seven dancers, she shares her narrative research and phrase-building process, offering an intimate look at the experience of making a dance on the first day of rehearsal.

Alethea Pace is a Bronx-based multidisciplinary choreographer and performer. A former Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre company member, her work has been supported by BAAD!, Dancing While Black, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, New Dance Alliance, New York Live Arts, and the 92nd Street Y. She is committed to creating work in and with her community that is rooted in social justice, born out of resilience, and made in spite of the obstacles facing artists (and people) of color.

Yin Yue, the artistic director of YY Dance Company, has taught her signature FoCo Technique™ around the world. Her company has toured to Germany and China, and presented at SummerStage in New York, BAM Fisher, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside Out, and many other venues in the United States. The company will present its spring season in May 2022. As a choreographer, Yue has received commissions from the Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Philadelphia Ballet, Limón Dance Company, Gibney Company, BalletX, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, and many others.