‘I have written a blasphemous 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.
Tilda Swinton lee el primer capítulo de Moby Dick en un proyecto llamado “Moby Dick Big Read”, donde famosos y desconocidos leen cada capítulo del libro de Herman Melville. Cada capítulo va acompañado de una serie de imágenes de artistas diversos.
(Foto de una de las ediciones en papel de Moby Dick).