Communities, and Pods
Ambassadors from the Sea
Ambassadors from the Sea explores our cousins the whales and
dolphins. From Moby Dick to Flipper, sea mammals provoke interest and
excitement in people. We bring you a program that includes real life
cetacean encounters, whale philosophy, and mythic art.
Famous fake professor Amos Latteier gives an update on former
Oregonian Keiko "Free Willy" the Whale. The talk discusses
the mechanics and politics of freeing Keiko, but also philosophical
problems such as the nature of freedom as applied to the life of a
captive killer whale who has stared in a hugely successful Hollywood
New York video artist and recent graduate of the Whitney
Study Program, Alex Hubbard, Los Angeles musician and healer Franz
Prichard (of Yume Bitsu) and Portland artist Eileen Finn address the
MYTHOLOGIES of the dolphin. Finn introduces the works of Hubbard and
Prichard with a short discussion of the stunning spiritual and sexual
mythologies surrounding the magical (and real) Amazonian Pink
Dolphin. Hubbard presents surreal video works on Dolphins and the
beginning of mankind. Prichard entertains with a selection from his
epic musical entitled "ATLANTIAN WAVES." Begun as the
Hubbard's video, it relates the wonder of a shared human-dolphin past
and a New Age return to these roots. A short Q&A will follow.
For more information on Hubbard and Pritchard see their fascinating
the Dolphin website.
Storyteller, commercial fisher woman, puppeteer, Amalgamated Union
Choir Organizer, creator of the zine Xtra Tuf and overall amazing
woman Moe Bowstern will presents true tales of her encounters with SEA
MAMMALS. Moe reveals among other trues the proper way to remove a
one's salmon net.
Get inside the giant geodesic whale and live out your Jonah (and
Pinocchio) fantasies. This live-in sculpture was built by Jen Rhodes,
Ketzmeier, and Amos Latteier.
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