Come cantano le balene

Giulia Gentilcore

The entire artist’s book is dedicated to the imaginary dialogue with the 52 hertz whale, considered as the loneliest whale in the world. Indeed, the frequency of its song is too high to be audible by other whales. The body of the whale is covered by the spectograms graphic signs, which measure the sound intensity of whale’s song, revealing its complex way of communication.

Artist’s book. Digital scans of drawings, spectograms and typewritings.
Printed in January 2020 on 200 g ivory Favini paper and assembled by hand. Printed in fifteen numbered and signed copies.
First edition: 2015 / Second edition: 2020