The Loneliest Place

 

Speak, Thou Vast and Venerable Head, 2016

This animated film is inspired by the chapter The Sphynx in Herman Melville's Moby Dick, in which Captain Ahab addresses the severed head of a sperm whale killed by First Mate Stubbs. In Speak, Thou Vast and Venerable Head, the whale head speaks back to Ahab, and the two share a philosophical conversation about life and death.

This video was created for the exhibition The Fifth Wheel at Linfield College.