A large-scale art installation featured at the Cultural Arts Center in downtown Columbus as part of the exhibit The Whiteness of the Whale, along with art pieces and performances by eight other artists. All of the works were inspired by Melville’s historic novel, the color white and of course Moby. [continued]
This piece consumed the center of the gallery. Large holes were cut into 60 sheets of giant paper (9 feet wide by 12 feet high) and hung in the gallery. The aggregate of the holes creates the exact, full-size shape of a large male sperm whale. Visitors are able to walk “inside the whale,” through the holes, and hear the famous novel being read to them through speakers hidden in the installation. [continued]
photo credit to Robert W. Tobin
I wanted to create the effect of being “inside the pages of a giant book” as visitors walk through the Moby Dick room, bringing the book to life in a truly novel way.
This kickstarter video was created and edited by Alex Haase
Video clips in the gallery by Alex Haase
figuring out the size and shape of a sperm whale along its entire length
when you wake up in the middle of the night with an idea and have to record it before being able to get back to sleep.