Moby Dick with Angela Bulloch
September 22—December 12, 2009
CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco

Moby Dick with Angela Bulloch

Night Sky: Mars from Venus: 12, 2007 (on ceiling and floor) Grid of 12 squares, preshrunk neoprene, aluminium and black powder coated aluminium, adjustable brackets, LEDs, cables, DMX controller, transformers, and LED controllers Angela Bulloch's Night Sky series relies on computer simulation algorithms to generate views of the universe from positions other than Earth. Night Sky: Mars from Venus: 12, for example, shows the celestial bodies, including a distant Mars, as seen from Venus. Much of Bulloch's work uses technology to expand our perception of space. Photo © Johnna Arnold

Press Release

Moby Dick is the second show in a trilogy of Wattis Institute exhibitions that are based on canonical American novels. The first, The Wizard of Oz, was presented in fall 2008; the third will be Huckleberry Finn, in fall 2010. All three stories have major themes related to exploration and (self-)discovery, and the corresponding exhibitions function as metaphorical journeys through which the audience experiences various notions of America's reality, both contemporary and historic. Established and...
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