Humpback Whale, 2016

digital video
19:13 mins (excerpt 02:30 mins)
Audio Edit by Finn Curry.

Visitors to the gallery were invited to ask Marcus Coates questions that preoccupied them and struggled to answer themselves. This film is his answer to the question, “How can i have more impact with what i do?”

Coates attempts to discover previously unexplored capabilities of his vocal expression under water. Without air his repertoire was limited to certain physical movements that could generate vocal sound, these resulted in sounds not dissimilar to the vocal expressions of other mammals that are sea dwelling.

(See also ‘You Might As Well Ask A Crow’, 2016)