Pulmo Marina by Aurélien Froment (Screening)
Pulmo Marina (2010) is the story of a living creature raised for display behind a window in an aquarium tank. The film compiles an extended description of the creature according to various modes of knowledge, perception and understanding, from ancient mythologies to natural sciences and exhibition design. The final product looks at how the image pre-exists its own recording, shifting from a seemingly banal wildlife TV programme towards a description of the creature's display in the aquarium. The depthless blue is, we are told, the rear of an elliptical tank at Monterey Bay Aquarium, in which the jellyfish is held in constant stasis by two opposing currents of seawater.