Monthly Archives: June 2013

casting continues for Ron Howard’s adaptation of “In the Heart of the Sea”

And why are we posting this to Remaking Moby? Well, Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea recounts the whale+Essex story that inspired Melville.

And because Howard’s film might be closer to the spirit of Moby-Dick than many of the straight M-D interpretations. Or at least that is what we hope.

beached whale installation as (planned) community disruption

story by Danny Olda at Beautiful Decay


“a highly-detailed site-specific installation and the “scientists are actors organized and created by a Belgian collective known as Captain Boomer.  The installation was on the banks of the river Thames and in conjunction with Greenwich + Docklands International Festival – an outdoor festival.  The installation (which pops up on various river banks throughout Europe) stir up and disrupt entire communities just as real beached whales do.  The collective sets out to educate communities on whale the beaching of whales and the larger issues tying humans to nature.”

Read the entire article, and see the rest of the images, at Beautiful Decay.

post-festival news: the future of Remaking Moby-Dick

The Remaking Moby-Dick screening in Karlskrona went well, with ample encouraging feedback and, of course, admiration for the work many of you contributed.  Thank you!

So what is next for the project?

I’ll continue to encourage, and collect/curate, work for the project, both text and video.  Why? For three next-wave iterations of the project:

  • a fall or winter screening of Remaking Moby-Dick (with even more video, how much is really up to the contributors) in both Europe and North America
  • a late-fall print version of Remaking Moby-Dick, which I am eginning to edit now, with the contributed text/image chapters presented in Melville’s sequence design
  • a 2014 chapbook focused just on the Whiteness of the Whale.


In the next week or so, I’ll issue three new calls: for video, chapter responses for currently unclaimed chapters, and remakings of the Whiteness.

Thank you for your interest and participation. And to those of you who’ve asked if it is now too late to be part of the project: no, it is not too late.