Alexander Brown

Alexander Brown

Philadelphia, PA, US


Destabilized Control

Penn Museum, as other western Ethnography, Anthropology and archeology museums, has served as a tool of western colonial domination that has extended throughout the non- western world like a homogenizing and totalizing grid.
This installation takes the idea of the grid to comment on Penn Museum’s connection to colonial structures and uses it against itself, as a detournement, by exploiting those it’s volumetric and internal possibilities.

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Status: School Project
Location: Philadelphia, PA, US
My Role: Designer and fabricator
Additional Credits: Other team members: Saina Xiang and Kyunghyun Kim