Phantasmagoric human-animal hybrids on exhibition


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/26/576036.html


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I just finished Greg Egan’s short story The Caress featuring this ^ painting of a human/cheetah hybrid by Fernand Khnopff. This exhibition reminds me of it very much.
What unsettling and beautiful works!


#3

I can’t decide whether this is Nope, nope, nope!

or

Freaking awesome!

Maybe my ambivalence is part of the intended effect?


#4

Nope… I don’t like it.


#6

I might have guessed this would have creeped me out, but looking at them it doesn’t at all. I guess I’ve seen enough movie special effects to get my sensitivity up. Maybe seeing them in person would have a different effect.


#7

As if bad taxidermy wasn’t creepy enough…


#8

Reminds me of Dave McKean’s work, especially Mirrormask.
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#9

The Zebro™ is striking.


#10

Canine-Shellfish Hybrid:

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#11

That is ■■■■■■■ gross. Well played.

I prefer this, aesthetically I mean.

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#12

Tea for two then


#13

Impractical but I do like them :slightly_smiling_face:


#14

Alternatively. Kangaroo/human hybrids:


#15

Ooh, I’m kinda conflicted on that last pic…


#16

I mean… it IS the Tank Girl movie. It’s pretty cheesy but i love it :smiley:


#17

hand-sculpted human faces…

Sure they are. Not taxidermied heads from stolen corpses. Just Sculpey, I swear!


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Ughh instant bad stomachache: Kevin Smith’s Tusk. NOooooOOOOOOoo

:frowning: ive spent a couple years blocking out and avoiding every image and sound that might trigger a memory of the most disturbing moviebesidesJamesFrancosSonOfGod NOOOOOooo why did i look


#21

You people are making it worse!