WHITE LEVIATHAN
2021 / MEDIA ART

The project explores the migration routes of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in northern Alaska waters, reflecting on the relationship between climate change and the response of species. Topographic images of the area and studies of climate change in the region provide the context for observing migration routes and reinterpreting them.

The project is part of the study of interspecies communication between humans, other biological species and technologies as equal agents interacting with each other. The analysis of migration routes allows us to look into the internal system of perception of the world of biological species in order to try to understand and therefore to change the rules of interaction between human and nature.

Special project for the DOCA art-residence, Moscow, 2021.

"Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope?
Can you put a cord through its nose or pierce its jaw with a hook?
Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words?
Will it make an agreement with you for you to take it as your slave for life?"

— The Book of Job. 41:1 — 41:4

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