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Deception is a project about Man’s struggle to dominate the unassailable forces of Nature, it is a story of greed and ultimate failure. Decepti… Read More
Deception is a project about Man’s struggle to dominate the unassailable forces of Nature, it is a story of greed and ultimate failure. Deception Island in Antarctica became the home of the world’s southernmost whaling station in 1907. Like Ahab battling Moby Dick, the whalers ventured out in small wooden rowboats, among towering icebergs and the giant waves of the world’s most tempestuous ocean. The island’s name is synonymous to the fate of many whalers: going about their bloody business in grueling conditions, many men died far away from home, deceived by their own voracity and the lure of a distant bounty. Their legacy is the decimation of an entire whale and seal population, which has never recovered from this onslaught. The oxidizing pressure cookers, the rotten buildings, and the bleached bones that litter the beaches, are the monuments the whaler’s set to themselves. Like all of Rossi’s work, Deception focuses on the eradication of the world’s habitats and reminds us that no place and no living being is safe from ultimate destruction. Read Less
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Deception
Deception is a project about Man’s struggle to dominate the unassailable forces of Nature, it is a story of greed and ultimate failure. 

Deception Island in Antarctica became the home of the world’s southernmost whaling station in 1907. 

Like Ahab battling Moby Dick, the whalers ventured out in small wooden rowboats, among towering icebergs and the giant waves of the world’s most tempestuous ocean.
  
The island’s name is synonymous to the fate of many whalers: going about their bloody business in grueling conditions, many men died far away from home, deceived by their own voracity and the lure of a distant bounty.

Their legacy is the decimation of an entire whale and seal population, which has never recovered from this onslaught. 

The oxidizing pressure cookers, the rotten buildings, and the bleached bones that litter the beaches, are the monuments the whaler’s set to themselves. 

Like all of Rossi’s work, Deception focuses on the eradication of the world’s habitats and reminds us that no place and no living being is safe from ultimate destruction.