> Shezad Dawood (ing)
Leviathan – Ep isode 1: Ben
Human migration and climate change are intertwined in more ways than it is reported in the news. Shezad Dawood explores that in “Leviathan”, a cycle of 10 films where the artist connects human activity to marine ecology in an epic narrative. Leviathan Episode 1 – Ben is the first episode of a ten-part film cycle conceived and directed by Shezad Dawood that looks at some of the urgent issues of our times. In dialogue with a wide range of marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists, neurologists and trauma specialists, Leviathan explores notions of marine welfare, migration and mental health and their possible interconnections. The ten-part film cycle was inaugurated in Venice in May 2017 to coincide with the 57th Art Biennale, and will unfold between 2017 and 2021. Screen City biennial is co-commissioning this ten-part film.