Collaboration with Joshua Quarles


Land Dive Team: Tarpon Springs is the fourteenth event in the Land Dive Team body of work proposing practicing present moment awareness as a strategy for navigating the overwhelming reality of climate change. Sited in the historic Sponge Exchange at the heart of the sponge diving community of Tarpon Springs, the performance drew a connection between the movement of breath and sound through the meditating body and the flow of ocean water through the pores of a sea sponge. Composer Joshua Quarles wrote and performed a wind instrument score in three movements. The audience was invited to participate in the guided meditation. Land Dive Team: Tarpon Springs was part of Sponge Exchange, curated by Sarah Howard at USFCAM and supported by grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


Listen to the live piece.

Photo: Pat Blocher
Photo: Pat Blocher
Photo: Pat Blocher
Photo: Pat Blocher
Photo: Pat Blocher
Photo: Pat Blocher