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TIDAL - the first cut

  • The Headwaters Theatre 55 Northeast Farragut Street, #9 Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)

Wobbly’s new experimental film “Tidal” is an exploration of the relationship between the rhythm of mechanized breath and the rhythm of the oceans. It is a fantastical film, where breathing masks transform into diving masks, ventilator tubing morphs into costumes, and an ancient diver who calls the ocean home, draws us into his world. We fall, we dream, we dive. We transform from human to jellyfish and everything in between. This film is a continuation of the exploration of Wobbly’s dark, dream-like and sometimes absurd aesthetic. Starring Yulia Arakelyan and Erik Ferguson as the dreamers, Nathan H.G. as the Diver, and a special appearance by Grant Miller.

We are thrilled to once again be collaborating with cinematographer Ian Lucero, costume designer Jenny Ampersand and musicians Sweetmeat. Additional animation was created by Kurtis Hough. Make-up by Sumi Wu and Jenny Ampersand. Photography by Kamala Kingsley.

This film is generously supported by a Project Grant from the Regional Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and Culture Council and by the numerous people who have donated both time and resources to make this project happen.

Join us on December 2nd at 2pm and 7:30 pm for the first wave, the first cut of our new film. 

Q&A to follow after the 2pm showing.

We will also be screening Waking the Green Sound: a dance film for the trees.

We are currently working on confirming an ASL interpreter and Audio Description for the screenings. We will update the event page once it is confirmed. 

$10 General Admission
$5 Artists, Seniors, Disabled, Low-Income

Advance tickets are available at

The Headwaters Theatre
55 NE Farragut #9
Portland, OR

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