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Les Funerailles de la Baleine | 2010

Les Funerailles de la Baleine, 2010

Video diretto da Daniele Signaroldi.


Foto: D. Lasagni

Video directed by Daniele Signaroldi.


Les Funerailles de la Baleine is a short film telling the tale of the collective ritual which accompanied the final stage of the Balena Project by the artist Claudia Losi. The material stage of the project began in 2004 and came to a close in October 2010.

The art project, conceived as an ongoing work, drew inspiration from the rich imagery which has historically been attached to this giant mammal, right up to contemporary imagery and the environmental battles for which the whale has often been used as a symbol.

Les Funerailles de la Baleine tells the story of that performance and that rite of passage which, with a sense of magic and symbolism, reflects the notion of the “ecology of art”, according to which the work is not looked upon as a fixed and static object, but rather as a crossover point, one of shifts and changes both in terms of materials and sense.


Photo: D. Lasagni

Les Funerailles de la Baleine, 2010
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