An abstract representation of the ocean and how, for the artist, it resonates with an idea of home. Placing the artist's father, a Northern Cypriot refugee and amateur magician, at the centre of the work, the film brings in to question reality and fiction.

Spoken narration weaves together anatomical descriptions of whales, ecological facts and poetry, while animated segments explore the surfaces of three objects - a fragment of driftwood and two shells, found on a beach in San Francisco. 

Korallia Stergides graduated from Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins in 2016. Recent activities include The Watermill Foundation, Summer Program, New York (2016) and When Foucault Gave Me Flowers, performance at Next Choreography Festival, Siobhan Davies Dance, London (2016).

Whale For An Ear Korallia Stergides
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Chisenhale Gallery