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We Account the Whale Immortal

Jessica Sarah Rinland, Philip Hoare, Edward Sugden
2016

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.

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We Account The Whale Immortal: Performance with Live Editing