Musee Quai Branly

Identity.This was the theme of the exhibit we recently visited at the Musee Quai Branly. In all honesty, I’m not sure how any of these objects or parts of the exhibit fit into that category, but it was full of awesome visuals so I just brushed it off. Have a look at some of my favorites:

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The idea behind this machine is peculiar: two participants enter and while under the influence of he anxious love gas found in the glass bottles above are already in a physical position to…copulate.
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Words different cultures snaked the floor in an almost water-falling pattern.
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While the main person remained still, the hands all turned and rotated slowly and deliberately. The soft whir of the motors made for an almost hypnotizing visual.
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Dia de los Muertos calaveras.
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This one was also one of the weirdest things in the exhibit: a family portrait done with only belly buttons. Slightly disturbing and full on gross, in my opinion.
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After an hour we were all tired.
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This is an illustration showing how heavily people used to be judged based on appearances. For example, people with wrinkles might be inherently considered to be criminals. Lord help all those naturally aging in that society.
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The triptique imitates Hieronymous Bosch but with mythical creatures and Pokemon joining the worlds.

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While I was ultimately still confused about the point of the exhibit when we left, it was still a super cool experience just from a visual (and WTF) standpoint.

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