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Awakening V: King Tide

Advocacy: Environmental Justice, Economic Justice

Project Overview: The King Tide project was motivated by the issue of flooded streets and rising waters of the Lowcountry. During this Awakening, Enough Pie assembled a team of artists, scientists, organizations, and thought leaders to shine a light on this growing issue. Creative installations, parades, lectures, and events took place along the upper peninsula from April 29th-May 29th in 2017.

Project Quote: ‘’Men argue. Nature acts.’’

Key Players: Liz King, Brian King, Lindsay Carter, Wes Carter, Linda Ketner, and anonymous donors.

Community Partners: Atlantic Packaging, Coastal Conservation League/GrowCarolina, Davis & Floyd, Mission Yoga, RavenCliff, Weight Watchers SC

Charleston Flooded

Charleston Flooded
  • Location: Joseph Floyd Manor, 2106 Mt Pleasant Street
  • Artist: Mary Edna Fraser
  • Summary: Charleston artist Mary Edna Fraser’s batik artwork hung up a 100ft banner along the Joseph Floyd Manor which was highlighted by bold messages about sea-level rise. 

Wade in the Water

John Duckworth
  • Location: Top floor of REDUX, 1068 King Street
  • Artist: John Duckworth
  • Summary: Lowcountry artist John Duckworth presented a large-scale, multimedia immersive art installation linking the melting glaciers to Charleston’s flooded streets. 

Wave of Hope

Wave of Hope
  • Location: St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper Street
  • Artist: Multiple Artists (Knitters & Crocheters)
  • Summary: The culmination of St. Julian Devine and Enough Pie’s weekly knitting circles were displayed along the green space facing East Bay Street to show various levels of projected sea level rise.

Immersion

  • Location: Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Ave
  • Artist: Kevan Hoertdoerfer Architects 
  • Summary: Led by a team from Kevan Hoertdoerfer Architects, Charleston’s largest and oldest cemetery–Magnolia Cemetery–has a stunning lake that collects stormwater runoff from across the Upper Peninsula. This piece placed water-collecting vessel forms throughout the landscape around the main pond. The forms, ranging from 1-8 feet tall, are fabricated with oyster shells and designed to slowly disintegrate over a month to show the delicate balance we have with our environment and show water collection, runoff, and impermanence.

Variable Boundaries

Variable Boundaries
  • Location: Multiple locations on the Upper Peninsula
  • Artist: Jared Bramblett (Photographer)Summary: For over two years, engineer and photographer Jared Bramblett documented King Tide to show how king tides affect various areas of Charleston, SC. His work was on display at various locations throughout the Upper Peninsula. Sponsored by Davidson Floyd

And Yet It Grows

  • Location: International Longshore Association 
  • Artist: Kim Thomas & students from Buist Academy
  • Summary: A large sculpture was constructed using materials found during a series of New Market TidalCreek clean-up days. This piece showcased that trash/plastics are not organic but they are reproducing and growing.
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