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Beached Elvis
1988 Hi-8 Video 10 mins
Single Channel Video

 

 

From Spin Magazine (US) - October 1988

 

This video documents the action of writing grafitti on the belly of the carcass of a dead blue whale, which was found washed up on a Californian beach, and of the subsequent media reactions to this initial action.

In the media at the time, there were numerous reports of sightings of Elvis in the car-parking lots of large supermarket chains, despite that fact that he had been dead for the past ten years.



 




The skeleton of this blue whale is now on permanent public exhibition at the Marin County Marine Biology Centre, Marin County, California.

marinemammalcenter.org

 



 

 


Beached Elvis



1988

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