Jeff Whetstone

Batture Ritual . 2017

+ Julie Saul Gallery

At the center of Batture Ritual series is a 24-minute video that charts the course of a day on the river’s edge. The video was shot over the span of two years, and Whetstone positioned his camera on a singular willow tree and recorded, as Eva Diaz of 4Columns recounts, “enormous container ships from parts international … moving doggedly along the Mississippi, dwarfing but not extinguishing the precarious existence of the men and women who haunt the spaces no one else uses, and presenting an affecting document of the gleaners and gatherers—the fisherman, snake catchers, and flotsam collectors—that capitalism neglects.”
Julie Saul Gallery


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