This documentary takes place in the waters of Moby-Dick, its title referring to the great sea monster of the Bible, as well as to Herman Melville's novel. It follows a fishing vessel and its crew, but without spoken dialogue our regular characters. Instead, it presents a stream of sound and images, via numerous mini-cameras placed onto the boat and crew (and under the sea). Discarded fish waltzing across a floor, greedy diving seagulls, the roaring sea, the drone of the engine, gloved hands working frenetically, exhausted crew asleep in front of the TV – we are virtually sucked into the film. The perspective is often twisted, due to creative editing and camera angles.
LEVIATHAN is abstract audio-visual art, a meditation on the nature of existence, an enquiry into modern fishing industry and a tribute to its participants. Challenging and visually arresting, and a fascinating parallel to Melville's great white whale.