THE LEVIATHAN GAMES

There go the ships: there is that Leviathan,

whom thou hast made to play therein.

Psalms 104

In February 2017 the Stultifera Navis Institutom made the first expedition to the center of the peninsula of Baja California with a specific purpose: to read poetry to the whales. The chosen site was the one where the biggest massacre registered to this creature was carried our, in the middle of the XIX century.

To the surprise of the crew, the cetaceans were great enthusiasts of the human lyric. This was confirmed in a second expedition, during March 2018, in which through a series of symbolic and scenic gestures, the organization had repeated and unusual encounters with the marine mammal.

Based on the previous experiences, we think about the necessity of generating a continuous border research process, which articulates the proven predisposition of the cetaceans to approach the symbolic human activities, with the study of the behavior and the physiology of this species, putting special emphasis on their identity expression.

During the first months of 2019, the third expedition of the Leviathan Games took place. It was entitled "Breath of the sea". This project has the support of the Art, Science, and Technology (ACT) program of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Ministry of Culture through the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). 

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