The narrative of Jan Peter Hammer’s film Tilikum (2013) starts on 24. February 2010 with a 911 call. Seconds after having completed a live performance at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, a forty-year-old trainer named Dawn Brancheau was dragged underwater, drowned, and dismembered by Tilikum, a bull orca. As it later became known, Brancheau was Tilikum’s third victim, the orca having already killed another trainer who slipped and fell into his tank and a visitor, the latter under unknown circumstances.
Fascinated by this story (and its afterlife in the mainstream news media), artist Jan Peter Hammer began to research the incident.
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BLWS 09.11 2013 – 22.11.2013
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