September 25, 2003

Cremaster All Over Again

Petroleum jelly, astro-turf, gender bending manimals, amputees, Ursula Andress in a ruff and the Isle of Man all evocative imagery from Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle of scultpure-films. If you missed all the hoopla surrounding the exhibition at the Guggenheim earlier this year or you never got around to watching any part of the series during its run at Film Forum, Anthology Film Archive begins screening all five this weekend (Thurs.-Wed.). They will run the films both in chronological order of creation (4, 1, 5, 2, 3) as well as numerical order which could put Barney's bizarro world into clarifying relief. Or not, as Cinecultist's convinced that what makes these works intriguing is their incomprehensibility. [via Flavorpill]

Posted by karen at September 25, 2003 7:50 AM