Finally started doing the tourist thing in Bordeaux
7.12.08 - 7.12.08
This weekend I had a friend from UCSB who is studying in Spain come visit me, so I figured it would be a great opportunity to finally do some tourist stuff around Bordeaux. After I showed him around downtown, the quais and place de la bourse, the following day we hit two museums. I didn't even know this, but the first Sunday of every month, all the museums in Bordeaux are either free or have a reduced price. Definitely a good time to go = )
First we went to the Musée d'Aquitaine, wonderfully placed downtown. Their main exhibits are just the usual greek/roman findings and also archeological stuff. It was interesting, but I'd also have to say I wouldn't go there if I wasn't looking for historical stuff. I'm more of an impressionist gal anyway.
The second museum was the Musée d'Art Contemporain, also known as the "CAPC". This place was eclectic, to say the least. This is the first thing you see when you walk in...
In front of this massive installation/fixture, I don't know what you'd call it, I don't know much about art, there were a bunch of random images being projected onto walls. One of the main things I noticed about this museum was this theme of "the world constructed through film" so they had more than three rooms where something was being projected, but each one differently. The one I thought was most interesting was a small room with 9 televisions playing back old footage and the main action would jump from one tv to the next. They also had another room with mats all over the floor and 4 things going on. I watched each one for a little while, but got really thrown off when they showed some guy masturbating on one, I didn't expect it at all, haha. They seemed to have plenty of "erotic" art I guess you could say.
Finally, there was this really dark room that we started walking into, but weren't sure if we were even supposed to go in because it was so dark, but then we heard sound coming from the speakers and we realized the dark room, with the freaky sounds WAS the "show" or "exhibit". It was pretty freaky so we kind of just really quickly walked through it. I really enjoyed this museum because it was so wacky and experimental.