Rebecca Jensen
Whale Fall
Whale Fall is a cross-disciplinary composition for sound, cars, video and dance, asking us to consider aspects of deep time, history, and discontinued lines of production. Developed by dancer and choreographer Rebecca Jensen and set at the site of the Avalon Raceway, Whale Fall connects ideas of fossil fuels and future fossils, confronting ideas of extraction and remains.

Accompanied by composer and sound artist Aviva Endean, and with cinematography by James Wright from NON Studio, Whale Fall works with choreography as an expanded form, extending the body through machines and sound. Equating scrap metal on rope with soothing wind chimes and corrugated agricultural pipes and cars with majestic aeolian harps crossed with dystopian whale sounds.

Presented at Dromana Drive in and Mornington Peninsula Gallery by Front Beach Beach Beach Festival
Shortlisted for the Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change 2023

Direction, Choreography, Text: Rebecca Jensen
Composition, Sound Design: Aviva Endean
Dancers: LJ Connoly-Hiatt, Hillary Goldsmith, Nasim Patel, David Prakash, Lilian Steiner
Production: Non Studio
Camera: James Wright and Eugene Perepletchikov
Editor: Rebecca Jensen
Camera assistant: Axel Garay

Curated by Ilana Russel
Commissioned by Public Art Comission (Deakin University) & Morngington Penninsula Regional Gallery
Presented with Front Beach Back Beach

Whale Fall was created on the unceded lands and waters of the Yuin and Kulin Nations and acknowleges and pays respects to the elders, families and ancestors of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Wadawurrung and Yuin people.