It is 8.10 am. The tide is low in Bodo village nestled in a bay on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Kwale County on Kenya’s South Coast.

Artisanal fishermen are busy fixing their nets and cleaning and repairing their dhows in preparation for another night out in the ocean. The tide is out so the beach is clear far out into the ocean.

A lone woman at the beach catches the attention of the local community. She is standing at the edge, just below the mangrove forests, and she is facing the sun, which is already shining bright on this clear day.

The water is lapping lightly at her feet. For the next 12 hours, she will stand at the same point. She is 42-year-old Sarah Cameron Sunde, a New York-based interdisciplinary artist, who is documenting the effects of climate change on this beach for a complete tidal cycle of 12 hours.

She has to brave the hot sun and sometimes cold water, especially at midday when the tide is at its highest.

Her experience is being recorded by a film crew. They are shooting a series of films titled 36.5/A Durational Performance with the Sea. Kenya is her seventh destination and the only one on the continent.