Poetry for the Whales
THE LEVIATHAN'S PLAYING
Poesía para ballenas
Marooned! (con hidrófono)
Instantes y ceniza
Diálogo entre una ballena y su cría
The Leviathan's Playing began with the imagination of a gesture: reading poetry to the whales.
The site chosen for this action was exactly the one wherein the largest whale slaughter took place in a single site: El Vizcaíno Bay on the Baja California peninsula.
The poem was then proposed as a site-specific intervention. A modest act and within the reach of anyone, devoid of artifacts; with a universal symbolic power. Faced with the inheritance of the objectification, extraction and extermination of the body of others, the human, fragile and emotional voice was opposed.
"Whales like poetry" is the synthesis of a series of diverse and moving experiences. It is also a form of invitation to continue an exercise of interspecies reciprocity through lyrics.