Going Nowhere is a video and performance artwork by Emma Elliott. The work is an homage to the plight of rhinoceroses and elephants who are being brutalised and marched into extinction for their tusks and horns.
In this video Elliott plays the Rhino and the human simultaneously, metaphorically linking the human to our fellow animal. The video emphasises that symbiotically, what harms the Rhinoceros also harms the human, as we share the same planet. Human empathy towards the plight of our fellow animal is the theme.
The head piece in this video was cast from Emma’s award winning marble sculpture Wry?No! that discusses the fallacy that Rhinoceros horn can cure common ailments in traditional medicines, and attacks the machismo attitude of the hunters. The piece was filmed in the hills around the highest town in Somerset, in November 2020.