Footage of seascape and whales from Northern Iceland layered on whale bones.
Scientifically, marks, growth and lesions, can be studied on bones and tell us how the body was used. This ‘memory’ of the whale’s lifetime was explored through the bones’ textures. The number of humpback whales has increased in Northern Iceland over the last 10 years, as the warming waters have shifted their source of food further north. This raises questions about the uncertain future of the Icelandic humpback whale, a precarious state echoed by the fragile, weathered bones.