The Moby Dick Big Read

http://www.mobydickbigread.com

‘I have written a wicked book’, said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, ‘and I feel as spotless as the lamb’. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible – and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child – or perhaps its immaculate conception – the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Accompanying artwork by Fiona Banner, Susan Hiller, Zaha Hadid Architects, Judy Chicago, Darren Almond, Anish Kapoor & others have produced accompanying artwork too!

(Image: Anish Kapoor)

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