Screening of Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, United States 2012, 87mins. Selected by Hila Peleg (Israel/Germany)

Dublin Core

Title

Screening of Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, United States 2012, 87mins. Selected by Hila Peleg (Israel/Germany)

Description

3 Aug 2016, Wed 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Leviathan
(2012) | 87 mins

Filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, at one time the whaling capital of the world as well as Melville’s inspiration for Moby Dick, it is today the country’s largest fishing port with over 500 ships sailing from its harbour every month. Leviathan follows one such vessel, a hulking groundfish trawler, into the surrounding murky black waters on a week-long fishing expedition. Instead of romanticising or partaking in the longstanding tradition of turning fisher folk into images, filmmakers Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel present a vivid, almost kaleidoscopic representation of the work, the sea, the machinery, and the players, both human and marine.

This screening is part of the public programme of Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest.

Date

2016-08-03

Coverage

Programme Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Leviathan follows a hulking groundfish trawler, into the surrounding murky black waters on a week-long fishing expedition. Instead of romanticising or partaking in the longstanding tradition of turning fisher folk into images, filmmakers Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel present a vivid, almost kaleidoscopic representation of the work, the sea, the machinery, and the players, both human and marine.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Screening of Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, United States 2012, 87mins. Selected by Hila Peleg (Israel/Germany),” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 2, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4273.