We Account the Whale Immortal

Jessica Sarah Rinland, Philip Hoare, Edward Sugden

Exhibition + Performance at Somerset House, London

This work is presented in constantly changing combinations of sound and imagery; even if left to run indefinitely, it would unlikely exhaust all possible permutations. 

Archive, 16mm film

The whale forever exists, like Utopia, as a parable, a myth, and a nightmare - caught between the wide open ocean and our two-dimensional confinement, between reality and imagination.

We account the whale immortal, an ever-changing film installation, explores the arrival of three mythic whales in the Thames, from the 17th to the 21st century, as evocative emblems of Utopian intent.


We Account The Whale Immortal: Performance with Live Editing