Wu Tsang's MOBY DICK; or, The Whale
In MOBY DICK; or, The Whale, award-winning filmmaker and visual artist Wu Tsang and the collective Moved by the Motion embark upon a silent film reimagining of Herman Melville’s great American novel.
Presented in its Australian premiere by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the film includes original music composed by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw and Andrew Yee with Asma Maroof, performed live by the musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
This extraordinary new adaptation follows the white whale above and below the surface of the water, tracing the novel’s subterranean currents and contemporary resonances, from ecological crisis to queer desire amongst a cast of ‘mariners, renegades and castaways.’
Screened against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour – with its deep histories of whale migration and connections to the transnational whaling trade – MOBY DICK; or, The Whale invites audiences to see Melville’s classic story in a new light. Produced by the Schauspielhaus Zürich.
Exempt from Classification (15+)
- Wu Tsang
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