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Sarah Cameron Sunde 36.5 Writing Exercise

Jennette Mullaney

Dear Educators, Artists, Parents, and Students,

Avenues: The World School and Sarah Cameron Sunde are happy to partner together to share with you this opportunity to participate in 36.5: A Durational Performance With the Sea on Tuesday, April 2, from 7:29 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. (low-tide to low-tide) through the art of writing.

At Avenues, our HIP (High Intensity Practice) Thinking program regularly presents students with writing prompts and asks them to write (by hand) for 15 to 20 minutes in a quiet, focused setting, practicing creativity, empathy, abstraction, and other thinking skills that we target to help them develop as writers, thinkers, and artists alike.

For Sarah’s performance of 36.5 in Salvador, Brazil, we will invite students at our campuses in New York and São Paulo to respond to a writing prompt or question that provokes their thinking about this work of art while viewing a livestream video of the performance. We invite you to join us, and to share your submissions at  with the subject line “36.5 Writing Exercise” and your full name and age. You can submit typed responses or photos of handwritten responses as you see fit.  Submitted works may be chosen to be displayed at an exhibition of 36.5: A Durational Performance With the Sea with credit given to the author.

You may choose to use these prompts however you wish, to write for more or less time, to choose one or all of them, or to simply use them as a catalyst for thinking in different ways and engaging students in the work.  If you can’t complete the task on April 2, you might engage students in watching one of the other durational videos on the website and respond to the prompt while watching. We do hope you will join us in celebrating this work and considering its implications for our collective future.


Sarah Cameron Sunde and Avenues: The World School

Writing Exercise Resources for Educators

Writing Prompt Slide Presentation (English and português):  

Writing Prompt PDF File (English): 

Writing Prompt PDF File (Português): 

Livestream Video: 

Video Introduction from Sarah:

Additional Resources

36.5 Press Release: 

Web Article about 36.5 Salvador Performance: 

Learn more about Sarah Cameron Sunde: 

Learn more about Avenues: The World School: 


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