Exhibition 2017

FROM THE GREENPEACE DREAMBOOK

 

Aboard the S.S. James Bay, October 4, 1977

 

 

Dreamt of

 

Moby Dick the Great White Whale

 

cruising about with a sign on him--

 

“I am what is left of Wild Nature”

 

And Ahab pursuing in a jet boat

 

with ray guns and jet harpoons

 

and super depth charges

 

and napalm flamethrowers and

 

electric underwater vibrators

 

and the whole gory glorious efficient

 

military-political- industrial-scientific

 

technology of the greatest civilization

 

mother earth has ever known

 

devoted to the absolute extinction

 

of the natural world

 

And Captain Ahab

 

Captain Death

 

Captain Apocalypse at the helm

 

of the killer ship of death

 

And the blue-eyes whales

 

exhausted and running

 

but still

 

singing to each other...

 

 

 

Lawrence Ferlinghetti