The Hydropithecus room

The birthplace of the Hydropithecus – Joan Fontcuberta


Volte face, back to front of the science, the lessons of the history – Joan Fontcuberta

A scientific journalist with National Geologic, Joan Fontcuberta proposes a report on the discovery of the Hydropithecus fossils by Father Fontana. The skeleton of these hybrid animals ends with a fishtail. Is the Hydropithecus the missing link between Man and marine mammals? This museographic creation inspired by natural history museums presents documentation that improves our knowledge of this animal species and aims to provide answers to the many questions that are still raised by this discovery. Who/what are these strange creatures? What was their way of life? Did they live in communities, or in families? Did they use tools? What did they eat?

Works in the nature Joan Fontcuberta