The Belly of the Whale
History growls, it gnashes its teeth. We cannot change it, embellish it,
or make it more just. We cannot look at it without revulsion. But we can
recount it through the eyes of the defeated, we can rewrite it with the
words of the feeble.
and directed by
Usually represented as a place of solitude, the belly of the whale is the penultimate environment in which one is sequestered to measure ones own strengths, to engage in self reflection, and to either triumph over or to succomb to oneself- ultimately reducing the self to nothing.
is a belly : trench, or tomb, or bed. A belly : prison or nest.
There are alone, because it is when one is alone that questions arise, but each needs the other, because each one has within an important piece of the other, and because each will be for the other the duty which must be fulfilled.
Penetrating the path of violence with images that (perhaps without knowing so beforehand) speak of war, The Belly of the Whale has emerged as a common need to refelct on aspects of Mans desolation and cruelty.