HVALREKI

From 2013 to 2015 I was artist-in-residence at the Húsavík Research Centre on Cetaceans in North Iceland, working closely with cetologist Dr Marianne H. Rasmussen and the Húsavík Whale Museum.

 

For more information and images visit this repository created during this residency:

http://theseaaround.tumblr.com

 

 

 

 

 

Hvalreki consists of a series of porcelain works made from the moulding and casting of the skeletal remains of a whale.

The acoustic resonance of the porcelain pieces was employed to amplify recordings of whale vocalisations.

 

 

 

The project was developed with the assistance of The Húsavík Research Centre on Cetaceans

 

The whale bones were all found and collected on the shores of North Iceland from marine mammals that had died by natural causes

Whale vocalisations