Other: Art Made Together with Non-Human Animals
By Sarina Martinez (04/21/10 22:52:52)
Related animal: Whale

Reading selections from Jim Nolman's brought about interesting ideas with regards to "collaborating" with animals. His communication seemed very indirect, and at times one sided. By this I mean there was no collaboration between Jim Nolman and the whales before hand. It was all actions and tasks that he set out and hoped that the whales would interact. This passive type of interaction could lead to some interesting reactions or none at all.

Another thing that I found interesting was the patience it took to accomplish the recordings. To spend months on a boat trying to engage the whales shows a great degree of patience and love for what you're doing. To hear him talk about the small instances where the whales might have interacted would be enough for me to stay out there..

The Man Who Talks to Whales: the Art of Interspecies Communication (Book) [Write Comment]