The performance starts on December 20th 2003 at 9 pm and finishes on December 21st at 8:45 pm. It is a durational performance in which actors Emilio García Wehbi and Luis Cano read, alternatively, the novel by H. Melville. The abstract staging evokes, on the one hand, the Pequod, on the other the presence of the white wale. The complete nonstop reading takes 11 hours and 45 minutes. Audience is allowed to come in and out as many times as they wish within this 24 hours frame. It is also allowed to smoke, eat, drink, sleep and participate in the experience. There are seats and also cushions to lie down.
The purpose is to work the idea of the impossible, the unreachable, and the physical and mental deterioration in real time.
But we don’t know what might happen.
The great white wale is the goal.
Two performers dressed up with tuxedos, a microphone, a book, a video projector, marine animals, bones used to reconstruct the body of the wale, a big hook with fishing bait, water falling, a sand clock, a musical instrument, a bell and 24 hours of travel.