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Alessia Cecchet

WWW {the whale who wasn’t}, 10:27 min, Color, Stereo, Italy, 2018

Alessia Cecchet is a maker of moving images. Originally from Italy, she makes hybrid films that incorporate live action film, found footage, stop motion animation, fibers and sculpture. Her work explores matters of loss, grief and memory with a specific attention with the way we look at animals.

WWW {the whale who wasn’t} is a tale of conquest and destruction. Utilizing fragments of early educational films and animation, the piece develops a science fiction counter-narrative of subjugation and annihilation told from a non-human perspective.