Sharon Lockhart, Double Tide, 2009. © the artist

Double Tide documents a female clam digger in the mudflats of coastal Maine, as she wades slowly through the water. Filmed on the rare occasion in which low tide occurs twice within daylight hours, once at dawn and once at dusk, Double Tide takes as its subject a worker whose job is defined by the most elemental and unchangeable forces of nature. The screening was introduced by the filmmaker James Benning.

Dir. Sharon Lockhart. 99mins, 2009, US

Sharon Lockhart was born in Norwood, Massachusetts, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The American artist and filmmaker studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and at the San Francisco Art Institute. Lockhart is the recipient of many awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and screenings in America, Europe and in Japan, with solo exhibitions at: Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Gladstone Gallery, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kunstverein, Hamburg; Secession, Vienna; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris. She is an associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts.

Curated by AV Festival 12. Regional Premiere.

Double Tide
Dir. Sharon Lockhart


Sun 4 March 2012, 4–6pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG