Mystic Shark
Video, 4:35 minutes, 2007

Mystic Shark was shot in a hotel room in Mystic, CT, using a box of petrified teeth bought at the Mystic Seaport Museums gift shop. Mystic Shark tries to elicit sympathy through the awkward and sentimental anthropomorphism of this much-feared and almost mythically vicious creature. What is shown here might be a "behind the scenes" moment where the tough guy shark gets ready to do his job (maybe he works at the aquarium being a shark in a tank, but lives in a hotel down the road). He's a bit past his prime, but he is trying to live up to our expectations. In the end, he tries to look endearing, and implores us silently to just try to love him a little bit.

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