Video, 2015

This work is a reflection on the museum as a ‘natural’ habitat for history, in particular maritime history. Fully assembled whales’ skeletons are often displayed hanging from high ceilings floating above the visitors’ head, evoking the animal’s life, far from any realistic representation. Bones, paintings and objects co-habit in the silent rooms and glass vitrines so that we can mentally inhabit a world of extreme landscapes, lost industries and inaccessible underwater domains.

Natural Habitat from Hondartza Fraga on Vimeo.