Moby Dick by Guy Ben-Ner

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Moby Dick by Guy Ben-Ner

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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.

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

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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.