Pulmo Marina

Aurélien Froment

Description

The film features an egg-yolk jellyfish, as it drifts in its tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A voiceover describes its baroque but literally brainless anatomy and its voracious cannibalism. Shifting from a seemingly banal wildlife TV programme about a sea creature towards a description of its display in the aquarium, the film looks at how the image pre-exists its own recording, approaching the window of the aquarium as a display device that informs the notion of the viewer. The work was commissioned to be inserted between ads and feature films within a network of commercial cinemas in the UK and Ireland.’

(Sourced from https://vimeo.com/86028892 on August 26th 2016)

Details
Title

Pulmo Marina

Year

2010

Creator

Aurélien Froment

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Nature, Reflexive

Subject

Spectatorship, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Jellyfishes

Language

English (eng)

Duration

5 minutes

Original format

Physical: HDCAM

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: - Aurélien Froment
- SF Moma, San Francisco, USA
- FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
- Collectie G + W Nederland, Netherlands
- Collection Laurent Fievet, Paris, France

Artist website

http://www.marcellealix.com/artistes/oeuvres/181/aurelien-froment

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/86028892