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Moby Dick by Guy Ben-Ner
January 29, 2009 - April 5, 2009
Media Gallery
"Moby Dick", 2001 by Guy Ben-Ner, born 1969, video, silent, 11 minutes, videostill courtesy of Postmasters Gallery

Israeli-born artist Guy Ben-Ner compresses the action of Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick in this silent eleven-minute film. Staged in his kitchen and starring his daughter, this filmic adaptation from 2001 offers a seemingly light-hearted and improvisational take on the tale at the same time that it cleaves to the sober themes of Ahab’s allegorical quest.

"Moby Dick", 2001 by Guy Ben-Ner, born 1969, video, silent, 11 minutes, videostill courtesy of Postmasters Gallery