The Quai Branly museum has adorned its rooftop with an Aboriginal artwork adapted and reproduced on 700 m2 of the museum's roof. It is visible from the sky, but also to the 7 million people who visit the Eiffel Tower each year.
The black and white work produced by artist Lena Nyabdi, who already worked on the museum's façade at the time of its construction, evokes the dream of the Barramundi, a mythical fish from dream times.
In the film, the directors follow the production of the work and meet the artist in her home in Western Australia.
Picture: © musée du quai Branly, picture by Cyril Zannettacci © Lena Nyadbi, represented by Warmun Art Centre, Western Australia.
Dayiwul Lirlmim (Barramundi scales)
Natural ochre and charcoal on linen, 2012
© Lena Nyadbi, represented by Warmun Art Centre, Western Australia.
Detail, Dayiwul Lirlmim (Ecailles de Barramundi)
Rooftop Art Adaptation, Musée du Quai Branly, 2013.
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